Chili Weather

10.29.2011

When the weather gets that wonderful cool crisp feeling I think of warm soups and chili. I really don't cook much when it is hot outside. My daughter emailed me the other day for my chili recipe and that put the bug in my head to make a pot. I don't have a printed recipe. I learned this recipe years ago and just do it from memory.

Here are some of the ingredients needed.


First chop two large bell peppers and two large onions.

This is my little Oskar that I have had for over thirty or more years. It just keeps on working. I love chopping onions with it so I don't cry.

Put a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet and saute the onions and peppers till tender.

While the onions and peppers are cooking add 3lbs of ground beef ( I used round) to a large stock pot and start browning it. Add 3tbsp. of chili powder while browning the beef.

Then combine the meat and veggies together.

Add the rest of the ingredients and let it simmer for thirty minutes or more. I usually let it simmer for an hour or two.

I also add a about a 1/4 tsp. of red pepper flakes and one or two bay leaves. Add salt and pepper to taste.

table for two

plates from Home Goods last year

yellow bowls also Home Goods

Vintage silver spoon. Red napkin from Tennille and Co. last year. The local store went out of business.
Black nubby place mats purchased from a store closing sale at 70% off.

Oak leaves hold toppings.

Basket of saltines. Mr. Savvy has to have his crackers.

Sweet tea

Yum! Perfect for a cool fall day.

Chili recipe:

2 lg. bell peppers chopped
2 lg. onions chopped
3 lbs. ground beef
2 lg. cans tomatoes (whole of diced)
1 med. size can tomato sauce (sorry don't have the can to look at)
1 small can tomato paste
2 cans of kidney beans any color
3 tbsp. chili powder
1 or 2 bay leaves
olive oil for sauteing
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
salt and pepper to taste


Have a super duper weekend!


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57 comments:

  1. That looks like a perfect fall meal!

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  2. This sounds delicious. I used to fix mine with just chili powder, then started using packaged chili mix. I bought all the ingredients yesterday to fix chili - except the chili mix. I just couldn't get it to taste right. Now I see what else I needed to add. Thanks.

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  3. I love chili Kim and yours looks delish!! I have that same Oscar, I love it! Martina

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  4. Yummy, I made chili tonight too...

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  5. That sounds just wonderful! Thanks for sharing your recipe! I love to make soup when it is cool outside. Makes the house feel warm and cozy.

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  6. Hi Kim, We are expecting rain all day tomorrow and then it turns cooler. This is a great recipe for those cold nights.
    :) Sherry

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  7. Yum! That really looks good. I love chili too. I'll show this recipe to Jimmy and see what he thinks. He's the chili cook at my house! I love those transferware plates you used too.

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  8. I love chile on a cold night! I don't cook much when it's hot either-I have a gas range and boy does it heat up the house fast!

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  9. Kim, what a perfect setting for a lovely meal!! The recipe sounds delicious!! Dear Hubby is the chili cook over here!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  10. Yum, we are having chili tonight! Loved your photos, thanks for sharing. xo ~Liz

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  11. KIm,, yum. That looks so good. I'm saving your recipe as I don't have a 'real' recipe for chili. Soup and chili are so good this time of year. I actually made Italian white bean soup for supper, with Focaccia. Love it when it's cool enough for soup.
    Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  12. That is good ole fashioned chili there Kim! Looks great. We love chili, and make it all different ways. White chicken chili is delish too. Enjoy the weekend.

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  13. My mouth is watering reading this post. Yummy! Can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. It is a perfect night to have chili! Your recipe looks delicious! Love those black transferware plates and those vintage soup spoons. Mr. Savvy sure is lucky!

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  15. We haven't eaten yet, and this looks so good!!

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  16. It's getting to be "chili" weather!

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  17. Ooh looks so good, Kim! What time is dinner? lol!

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  18. We had leftover homemade chili last night for dinner. I use fresh jalapenos instead of the chili powder but otherwise our recipe is similar to yours.

    Love those plates from Home Goods!

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  19. Indeed, it is chili weather and yours looks delicious! Thank you for posting this recipe :)

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  20. Hi Kim,

    What a great chili! The table setting is perfect for two...love those transfer plates! Warm and cozy...
    We had snow fall just 20 mins to the north of us...last night!
    Have a great weekend!!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  21. Yum, look so good:) Great table settings, too. I had to laugh about your husband having to have his crackers, so does my husband, must be a man thing. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. I sure wish I'd been at your place for supper rather than had my cold turkey sandwich. Finally getting to read a few blogs. I've sure missed you guys!
    Brenda

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  23. That sounds like a good recipe, Kim. You know, those are the best kind-the ones you have memorized by heart. I have never added bay leaf to my own...but will give that a try next time. MyHero loves his Saltines,too. What the heck is it with men and crackers? I swear he eats as many crackers as he does soup..or chili.

    Love your table setting..especially those LEAF bowls! xo Diana

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  24. I love seeing the differences in chili recipes. I've never put bay leaf in mine...but I will try it now! Your table looks great. I love all the toppings on mine, but hubby is no fun at all...just wants it plain with lots of crackers.

    My four-legged friend didn't get to come home tonight. In the moring at 9:00...so excited!

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  25. This looks so good!! My hubs loves crackers in his until it's like paste...I like cornbread hot from the oven!

    XO,
    Jane

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  26. It sure is CHILI here too, Kim:) We LOVE chili and make BIG pots of it and freeze so we have it for watching football! We also like it over macaroni. Chili mac. Your table looks SO pretty. XO, Pinky

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  27. Yummy, chili is one of my favorites. We've already had our first pot and the Mr. of Small Town is the chili maker. That is what I think of also when it turns cool is soups, stew and chili!! Chili being my favorite. I MUST have crackers with mine too!

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  28. This looks great, Kim!
    May have to make this for my husband who will be sitting in front of the TV tomorrow afternoon watching his college football game.

    :)
    Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  29. yum. Looks tasty. May have to try it. My husband loves chili.

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  30. Yummy Kim! I make a black bean chili and your post has made me think it is time to make it soon! I will do a post on it when I make it.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  31. This looks delicious! I think I'll make it for my family tomorrow. It will be the perfect chilly day for chili! Thanks for the recipe. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  32. You and I make chili almost exactly the same way, I just don't put bay leaves or red pepper, but the rest is pretty much identical! Everyone loves it, as I'm sure they do yours. Your table looks beautiful, and chili is such a great cool weather meal!

    Kat :)

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  33. The Oskar was the very first food processor anyone in my family ever had! What a great little machine. I love that yours is still working.

    Your chili looks delicious, and your table looks so inviting! I'm like your husband--I like saltine crackers with my chili. I prefer Zestas!

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  34. We are chili fans here too, Kim. Once it is chilly out I usually make it on Sundays in the crock pot and when we were in NY my son and hubby would eat it while watching the football game. I did my first pot this past weekend, but with just the two of us here it was more than enough. I think I'll hold off a few weeks before I make it again.

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  35. You had me right up until the beans! I make mine without them. I think oak leaves are adorable! We eat cheese, sour cream, and fritos with ours! We are supposed to have a bit of cooler weather this weekend so I promised to my Jemma my chicken tortilla soup! I will have to share that one. It is yummy! Enjoy your weekend!

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  36. Yummy, this looks like a good one Kim and your table looks so pretty. My hubby has to have crackers with his chili, too. I love them displayed in that basket with the pretty napkin. Have a wonderfully cool weekend, Patty

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  37. Hi Kim
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  38. Kim is there a difference in white vs red kidney beans? i have always used red beans prolly a yankee thing was wondering if its the color or taste that would be different....thxs looks yummy

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  39. That look delicious, Kim! Perfect meal for the cooler temps we are having this weekend. I just might have to make some, too! When you have a moment, you'll have to visit my most recent post. :)

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  40. Yummy! and i just love your kitchen table and chairs - so shabby chic!! Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Chili is perfect when it gets cooler outside. Looks delicious!

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  42. Yummy! I love chili and your's sound delish! I hope you will post this on ON THE MENU MONDAY. This chili would be perfect for the snowy day we are having here in Lancaster!
    Yvonne

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  43. Photos you put in this post are making me cry, Babe ! I love chili and you did a great CHILI post here. I love your blue ring too Im going to show that to my Hubs Birthday coming up....LOL
    Im doing a give away post too Owl wall hanging and some scrapbook stuff.

    - KAT-

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  44. And what time should we all be there for a bowl? hehe!!! Looks delish, Kim. Thanks for sharing the recipe. And, of course, the table settings are great. Love the transferware plates.

    Have a great Saturday!

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  45. One of my favorite winter foods. I love left over too. Add macaroni or rice or hot dogs or french fries or just about anything. Thanks for this, I have to try it soon. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  46. ...and you made me believe you can't cook. HA !! this looks amazing..
    and there's a chili cookoff somewhere in Blogland...Miz Helen's....you should enter this....
    Excuse me now while I go make.....
    a pot of chili...

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  47. Looks delicious! I just made green chili last weekend. So good. We are making another pot tomorrow for Halloween night. I bought the kids some bags of Fritos to pour their chili into and eat right out of the bag. So fun but not as pretty as your table lol

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  48. I LOVE chili. Love it in the fall and winter. Steve does not like my chili and he truly did not even tell me FOR 20 YEARS. Can you believe it? For two decades he ate my chili, disliking every spoonful, but didn't want to hurt my feelings! What a sweetheart. Now I never make chili :(

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  49. I'd love a bowl of this right now. I used to make chili when my kids were home but don't make it much now. My husband doesn't like it so I would end up eating the whole pot! Happy Halloween Kim!

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  50. Hi Kim your receipe inspired me to make chili today since it was cool outside. I always use the chili mix but this time I followed your receipe. It turned out so good and now I can say "I made it from scratch" lol thanks so much.
    Regina

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  51. I can't wait to try this! It looks so delicious.

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  52. Yummy! I haven't had chili in years. My dad makes a fantastic chili. I may have to borrow your recipe. My son would love it and it is freezing outside here!

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  53. I am for sure makingChile con Carne soon, cannot wait! You're right I also have forgoten and your recipe looks great, thank you for sharing sweet lady. This looks yummy! Happy Halloween. FABBY

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  54. I also want to comment on your beautiful table, I love the fall lyellow bowls, along with the great transferware plates, your table looks perfect for the yummy chile con carne. I'm too hungry right now! Hugs, FABBY

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  55. Yummy! You just can't beat chili! And your table is great! Love the plates and especially Home Goods!!

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  56. Kim, So happy you joined ON THE MENU MONDAY! Yummy!
    xo Yvonne

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