SPICY Chili.

So I made some chili last night.

I don’t know what I was thinking. I don’t really like chili. But I thought, “Let’s try a new recipe.” So I did.

This was the recipe:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 poblano or bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels (from 1 ear, or frozen and thawed)
  • 1/2 cup grated Cheddar (2 ounces)
  • 2 scallions, sliced

This is what I ended up using:

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 skinny carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 poblano or bell pepper, chopped
  • 1.35 lb ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste 5 tablespoons leftover sauce from the other night
  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder (TOO MUCH TOO MUCH TOO MUCH!)
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels (from 1 ear, or frozen and thawed) 1/2 bag frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup grated Cheddar (2 ounces)
  • 2 scallions, sliced

I tried to eyeball the veg, and see what I needed. Carrots are yum in chili (but not in salad, grated. I hate stringy carrots, they are sneaky) and the pepper was good. The onion was delicious, and sauce works great as a replacement for paste.

All I can tell you is even though I kind of doubled some things and didn’t double others, one thing is for sure: I used too much chili powder. I thought since I was doubling the meat, some of the veg, and adding a little extra water, it would not be as spicy.

Man, I was wrong. Jeff ate a bowl, but told me he might not be able to do it again. Which means I am stuck with a pot of chili I’m not in love with in the first place + it is too spicy.

I must say, though, it is pretty tasty as far as chili goes. Maybe I do like chili, after all. I just have to have a bottle of water next to me… (picture to come.)

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About sorellaaglio

I am 26. I love nature. I love trying new things, and I love children. I love cooking, baking, and sometimes even cleaning. I am an organized mess, and yet manage to eat three meals a day and get eight hours of sleep a night. If you stop by, I'll feed you and make you a mixed CD. Oh, and I am a fan of you.
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2 Responses to SPICY Chili.

  1. Kelly says:

    Do you have a slow cooker? Aaron and I have a magical recipe for slightly-unhealthy-but-can-be-doctored-and-DELICIOUS chicken/bean/cheese chili. It is good, but if you go the easy way it goes against not eating processed crap foods. You can do it the better way, which would be cook your own chicken and beans. And add peppers and maybe some spinach.

    However, if you don’t like chicken chili I wouldn’t recommend it. Anyway, ask me for the details if you’re interested. Some days I wish we were neighbors again.

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