On a Cold Day {recipe}


I know I don't cook much and don't share recipes here, but when it is cold and gray or raining outside I like to make a big pot of chili. I have been making this recipe for years and  don't have to look at the written recipe anymore.

These are the ingredients I use plus three pounds of ground meat. I use a mix of ground round and lean ground beef and have used some ground pork mixed in before. Also used is two large onions and bell peppers. I am lazy and bought the ones already chopped.

I start out sauteing the onions and peppers until they are tender.

At the same time the peppers and onions are cooking I brown the meat and add the chili powder.

After the meat is browned then add the peppers and onions and mix.

Then you just add all the other ingredients.

Cover and turn down to low and let it simmer thirty minutes or more.

Enjoy plain or with the toppings of your choice.
The mister likes his with saltines which I can't eat anymore.

 Chili Recipe:
 3 lbs. ground beef
 2 lg. onions chopped
                                                              2 bell peppers chopped                    
                                                              3 tbls chili powder
                                                              2 15 oz cans kidney beans
                                                              1 28 oz can whole tomatoes
                                                              1 14 oz can tomato sauce
                                                              1 6 oz can tomato paste 
                                                              2 bay leaves
               1/8 tsp red pepper flakes or more 
                                                               salt and pepper to taste
    Have a super week!

I see blogger is giving me trouble lining up the recipe. UGH


  1. I love a spicy chili on a cold winter day. A piece of crusty bread fills it out - yummy!

  2. Yum! Sounds and looks yummy - Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Have a great week.

  3. YUMMY! I like the addition of the bay leaf! I hope you share this at ON THE MENU MONDAY tonight! You also take great food pictures!
    Is there anything you can't do... please say yes... it will make you seem a little less perfect! haha!

  4. Hi Kim,
    Looks good, so perfect for a rainy day! Recipe sounds quick & easy! Enjoy! I like Chili a couple of days later for leftovers, for some reason it always tastes even better ;0)
    All the Best,

  5. That looks delicious...perfect on cold days! Thank you for sharing the recipe Kim!

  6. In the middle of this storm it looks wonderful-have a good week.

  7. Yum. So true. Chili is the perfect meal for a cold, snowy day.

  8. We had chili last night! Joe's recipe is very similiar. I LOVE CHILI, we eat it over macaroni. YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Kim, this really looks good. I like the fact that you have not cooked the veggies until they are mushy and I think it is probably more tasty than your average bowl of chili. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

  10. Ah, I feel the same way ... made some turkey chili yesterday ... totally cheated by buying the chili mix (the envelope stuff!) and it turned out really Good! Hope you enjoyed yours!! xo

  11. It looks so delicious Kim! Chili is one of those comfort foods we just have to have on a cold day.

  12. Yummy! I have a question. Is that white plate under your green bowl of chili one of the WS Queen Anne plates? If so, have you had them long? Any problems with chipping? Do you love them? I've been looking at those online and I think they're so pretty, but a few of the reviewers have reported problems with chipping and cut marks. Tell me it isn't so.

  13. It's chili weather here too! Your new green bowls make your chili look even more delicious looking! I've always loved those chicken wire chargers!

  14. I'm sure I've had this before when you served it on Christmas Eve. It's delicious! I love chili with shredded cheese and sour cream. We had speghetti tonight.

  15. Chilli is a favorite of ours too, and I like how simple it is to put together. My oldest like his piled with cheese like your first photo. Great shots by the way!

  16. Great photos, Kim. They're magazine worthy.

  17. This looks really wonderful, Kim. My kids would be asking for cheese, sour cream and a big pan of cornbread to go with it!


  18. Kim you're right, there is nothing quite like chili on a cold winter day! Doesn't it smell delicious cooking, too?? Thanks for your recipe!

  19. Oh, looks perfect for winter...I can almost smell it!

  20. Looks and sounds like a real winner of a recipe!

  21. YUM!!!!!!!!!! Looks perfect for a chilly day!! ;) blessings ~ tanna

  22. We love chili in my house!...My recipe is very similar...and love those great "chili" bowls!!....;

  23. Kim, you need to cook more often so that you can take more pics! These photos of the chili are awesome!

  24. Kim,
    We love Chili...so I'm going to give your twist on this great dish a try soon!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    P.S. Visiting from Yvonne's!!!

  25. That looks amazing. Chili is one of our favorites for cooler weather. Will have to give your recipe a try. Thanks for sharing!