Wednesday, February 1, 2012


My two married friends asked me at Man Day a couple weeks ago if I could post a recipe for Chili. I said I'd never made it before, but would give it a shot- but that when I did, my Chili would have Beans and Noodles, just like my mother's. Unwilling to sell out and use prepackaged Chili Mix, I told them I'd make it from scratch. So, to make a long story short, here is my first (and pretty solid) attempt at Chili. It could use a little more spice, but it's not bad at all. Without having ever made Chili before, I based my spices off of a box of Chili Mix from the grocery store. Attached is a photo of the ingredient list.


1.5 lb Ground Beef
9 cloves chopped Garlic
1.5 tbsp Cumin
1 tbsp Paprika
0.75 tbsp Cayenne
4 large pinches Pepper Flakes
1 tbsp Oregano
7 Roma Tomatos
2 Onions
2 Green Bell Peppers
6 oz Tomato Paste
1 15.5 oz can Light Red Kidney Beans
1 15.5 oz can Dark Red Kidney Beans
6 oz Elbow Noodles

Brown the Ground Beef in a large pot. While the Beef is browning, Fry the Garlic, Cumin, Paprika, Cayenne, Pepper Flakes, and Oregano in a cask-iron skillet in however much oil is necessary. Chop and add the Onions. Liquefy the Roma Tomatoes in a blender or mini-food processor and add to the Onion-Spice mixture. Drain the fat from the Ground Beef. Then mix the Tomato Paste with the Ground Beef, and pour in the Kidney Beans. Pour in the mixture from the skillet. Add Noodles, as much Water as necessary to cook the Noodles, and let simmer until the Noodles are fully cooked. Enjoy. If you make this recipe, please comment this entry with suggestions for improvements.

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