The Best Chili Ever Recipe

Screen shot 2014-02-05 at 12.32.57 PMI love chili in the winter.  It is warming, satisfying, comforting and so versatile.  It’s great on it’s own, served over rice and as a filling for an omelette. Try our version, it’s the best chili ever.  You can get family friendly recipes like this with six weeks of menus and grocery lists in our best selling Family Meals Cookbook.

Very Best Chili, Homemade Tortilla Chips and Celery Sticks

Game Plan Prepare the chili recipe. Prepare and bake the tortilla chips. Prepare the garnishes. Clean and slice 8 stalks of celery and serve. Refrigerate or freeze leftover chilli for another day.

Very Best Chili (serves 8)

Ingredients Canola oil 1 Tbsp, Garlic 2 Tbsp minced, Onion 1 chopped, Celery 2 stalks chopped, Carrots 2 chopped, Green pepper 1 chopped, Sweet potatoes 3 finely diced, Mushrooms 1 cup sliced, Tomatoes 28 oz can diced, Black turtle beans 19 oz can, Kidney beans 2×19 oz cans, Frozen corn 1 cup, Vinegar 1 tbsp, Chili powder 1/4 cup, Cumin, Oregano, Cayenne to taste

Directions Prepare the vegetables. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and sauté the garlic, onion, celery, carrots, green pepper and sweet potatoes for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse the beans. Add the beans and the remaining ingredients to the saucepan and simmer for another 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve hot. It is extra delicious the next day on hot dogs.

Homemade Tortilla Chips Slice 6 large flour tortillas into triangle shaped pieces. Toast the tortilla chips under the broiler for 2 minutes until they get toasty. Garnishes Place the following into small bowls: 4 oz of grated Cheddar cheese, 1 bunch chopped green onions, 1 cup of sour cream and some hot pepper flakes. Meat Option: If you would like to add meat to your chili, brown 1 lb of ground beef in the saucepan before you begin the chili.  Drain the fat from the meat, return the pan to the burner and start cooking the chili. You can omit the oil and the sweet potatoes for this option if you prefer.

*For gluten-free option, substitute corn chips for the homemade wheat tortillas.

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