Chili in the Garden

No I didn't spell it wrong. I meant it's that time of year when you want warm and cozy. So you make chili! One of our favorite tailgating meals is when we have our annual chili cook off. My husband Ron makes the hot chili con carne and I decided to share it with you. We make it hot, but you can tone it down by using **mild or medium where I have 'HOT'.

Ron's Halftime Chili (5 quart Crockpot)
2 lbs Meat (1 lb hot ground sausage, 1lb ground beef) Browned.
4 Lg. Cans (26 oz) Kidney Beans (Drain 2 cans)
4 small cans Diced green chili
4 cans Rotel Hot** Diced Tomatoes
1 Lg can (12 oz) Tomato Paste
1 Lg. Yellow onion

Add all ingredients to the Crockpot. Season with black pepper and Add either Cayenne or Hot chili power --to your taste.

Cook on low for about 10 hours or high for about 5 to 6 hours. Serve in bread bowls.

Great with fresh chopped onion and grated cheddar cheese sprinkled over the top. We had this last Saturday at our Anniversary tailgating and I believe it turned out the best ever!

When it's snowing outside, this is great to have!


Two said…
Nothing better than a bowl of something yummy and hot in the autumn!
Mary Martinez said…
Exactly and Ron's chili is spicy so it's extra good. Soup is good also, I've been experimenting with that lately.
Donna Cummings said…
You're reading my mind -- I just said yesterday I wanted to make some chili, since it's been getting colder here (already have the heat on!)

I may have to go the milder route though. I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to hot foods!

Thanks for sharing. :)
Mary Martinez said…
Donna, on the Rotel tomatoes, they have the mild for those who are wimps. Don't worry though, we still love you! You should try it though with the sausage it's a great flavor. And you can get mild sausage instead of hot also!
I do big pots of chili in the fall and winter also. It's great to have after shoveling snow.
Mary Martinez said…
Susan, that would be a good time to have chili. I like hot chocolate after shoveling too. With a bit of peppermint schnapps.
Mmm. I have to try my hot chocolate like that.

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