Thursday, October 26

Thursday Thirteen #3

I'm planning to make chili for dinner. I don't really use a recipe, I just have some basics and then I add to that whatever we may have in the house. So, for my 13 this week, I thought I'd share:

Thirteen ingredients to make a yummy chili

1·Ground beef (I use about a pound)
2·Onions (1 large or 2 small)
3·Bell pepper (I use a green one that I can't eat raw)
4·Dark red kidney beans (I cheat, I used the canned kind)
5·Black beans (if I've thought ahead enough to soak some, 1/3 cup dry)
6·Tomatoes (crushed ones out of a can, a big 28 oz one)
7·Chili powder (I don't measured it, just add enough until it smells right)
8·Salt and pepper (to taste, they don't smell as much)
9·Unsweetened cranberry juice (or you could use wine, about 1/4 cup)
10·Cornbread (great use for stale pieces, one under each serving)
11·Sour cream (a dollop atop each serving)
12·Cheese (sprinkle over the sour cream)
13·Chives (sprinkle on top of the cheese)

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  1. Yum!! This list makes me hungry! What time would you like me and my family to come by for dinner :)

  2. ooh, I've been wanting chili for awhile now...

    Happy TT!

  3. Tracie,

    You're welcome to come for dinner as long as you help with the dishes! Thanks for visiting!


    Thanks for coming over. I've been craving chili for a while too, ever since the weather started getting cold. It's such a cozy food!

  4. Yum!! I'm going to have to pull out my crock-pot tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I always add a teaspoon or so of the juice from a jar of jalepenos. We're making chili for dinner tonight. It's a cold, rainy day and it sounds just perfect.

    Have a Happy!

  6. Yummy! :) I love chili, although when we make it we don't use bell pepper (I can't digest it) and we use lots of garlic, and one square of dark chocolate. Served with grated cheese on top and sourdough bread. Yum! :)

    Happy TT. :)

  7. Mmmm, you are the second one I've seen today making chili, I might just have to make some myself now too! Happy TT!

  8. What can I say? 'Tis the season for chili. Maybe I'll even make some bread bowls. It's getting a bit late in the day for that though. Maybe next time...

    And, Caylynn: Mmmmm! Chocolate chili!

  9. Yum, I would be embarrassed to tell you my "recipie."

    Let's see...get the can out of the cabinet, open the can with the can opener, dump the chili in the bowl, put it in the microwave, etc.... :)

    I just may try this and surprise everyone!

  10. My secret ingredient: Cinnamon!

    Try it sometime!


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