Sunday, January 25, 2009

Chili and 17 degree weather...

Ahhhh winter has reared it's ugly head, in Denver today, with a high of 17 degrees! Brrrrrrrr.. (Last week we were so spoiled with 60 degree weather, and I loved it!) So it seemed like a perfect day for chili! I am not sure who I originally got the recipe from...I think my cousin Kara or my sister in law, but regardless I believe it is a weight watchers recipe. It is super simple, hearty and just the right amount of spice. It is great straight off the stove, and freezes well. :) I topped mine off with a few crumbles of white cheddar. It was the perfect way to end a very wintery day. 


3 14oz cans of crushed tomatoes
4 tbsp of olive oil
1 green pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 red pepper
1 red onion
3/4 lb of lean ground beef ( or turkey)
1 tbsp flour (I used GF flour)
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp cocoa
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
3/4 of can of chic peas (I left these out... just wasn't feeling them tonight)

Brown meat in skillet. Chop onion & peppers. Add olive oil to large pot, heat up and add onions. Cook till softened and translucent. Add peppers,  cook until soft. Add tomatoes, beef, spices, flour, and vinegar. Stir till well mixed and bring to boil, cover and turn to simmer for 45 minutes. Enjoy. :)


Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

This looks so great what a wonderful comfort food dish!! The colder the better outside for this yummy meal!!

Maris said...

Chili is perfect for fall and winter...I love your blog header too. It makes me crave a big bowl of fresh fruit!