Sunday, January 16, 2011

Chilly = Chili

I think that by this time of the winter most people can attest that they have consumed some chili. A great cold weather food, it is also a dish that is rather personal in its making. Everyone has their own favorite way of making it. Whether it be with pasta, (or without), maybe different types of beans, or the addition of jalapenos, it is a very individual dish.
So of course I am going to press upon you my favorite way of making chili. This is actually a knock-off recipe of Wendy's chili, so if you have ever enjoyed their chili, you will likely enjoy this recipe.

Chili from the Farmchick
2 lbs ground beef, cooked and well drained
1- 29 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
2 - 15 ounce cans of kidney beans, drained
1 - 15 ounce cans of pinto beans
1 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced green chilies
1/4 cup diced celery
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
2 tsp cumin
3 tbls chili powder
1 1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp salt
2 cups water

Combine all ingredients and cook on low for 2-3 hours. Typically I prep this and then leave it in the crock pot all day, on low. I often like to add a couple of additional fresh tomatoes and the recipe handles it well. And, naturally, I often use ground venison instead of beef. The flavors go well with corn muffins on the side and shredded cheese on top.
Enjoy!

38 comments:

  1. Yes, I have made a pot or two of Chili myself this year! Tomorrow I am going to a meeting at a friend's house and she just called and said to not eat lunch because she is making up a pot. 'Tis the chili time of year!

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  2. Now your making my tummy rumble,
    mom makes it almost the same as you, but adds bulgar wheat to bulk it out.
    I can see her making it this week, it would help to clear her cold :)
    See Yea George xxx

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  3. yum! I love wendy's chili...thank you for the recipe... now I can make it, freeze it and have it whenever I want. :o)

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  4. Looks like a great recipe. I just may have to make some tomorrow. Never did it in a crock pot...but I will now. Great winter meal. Yes!

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  5. yum...even though it is 80...i could go for a bowl of that...looks great

    :-)

    kary and teddy
    xxx

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  6. MMMMmmmmm!!!! Nothing like a hot bowl of chili on a cold day :).

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  7. I love chilli when it is chilly outside! Your recipe sounds similar to mine, except for the celery. Stay warm!!

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  8. As i read you mostly during hte middle of the night, surely a challenge. Much appreciated joy for the senses. Please have you all a good new week.

    daily athens

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  9. Yum...sounds good to this California girl who is wondering if this cold foggy weather is ever going away. We love chili...any version will do, but yours sounds and looks good enough to give it a try.

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  10. I'm not a cook, so I can't comment on the recipe, but the chili in the photograph looks yummy.

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  11. mmmmm...i love wendy's chili. i didn't realize it had so many tomatoes in it! or celery for that matter.

    i'll have to give it a try!

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  12. Yup, we've made it twice! Nothing warms your toes better! : )

    ~Andrea~

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  13. I've made quite a few pots this winter. I also like to make potato soup on winter days.

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  14. Hubby must make chili for me any time he is home and the weather is below 50 degrees. :)

    Sadly, he's out of town this week... And I LOVE Wendy's chili - nearest is 30 miles away...

    Bummer...

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  15. Yum! We've had it, too! I love it for the reasons you listed...it's so versitile! I love it with a big piece of cornbread sitting right on top in the bowl.

    Some of the men here like cheese and sour cream on top...or crackers.

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  16. I love their Chili! I will have to try this one day. Looks delicious.

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  17. Chilli is a real favourite here. We love it (and we spell it with a 'double-l'!). I love it with rice, in a wrap with some salsa, soured cream and coriander. Yummmmmmmmm x

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  18. At my house there is either a pot of chili on the stove, in the slow cooker, or in the freezer, during the fall and winter.

    I love your recipe. I'll try this for my next batch. Thanks.

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  19. I'm a pretty sensitive guy. LOVE chili but oh soooooo mild. Maybe it's the aging process. hahaha! btw always enjoy your musical choices.

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  20. I haven't made a pot of chili all year! What is wrong with me? Yours looks so good, I might be inspired to do so now.

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  21. Yummy! And I'm enjoying your music selection this morning. Awesome! :)

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  22. Will be putting a pot of Chili on today, to simmer for hours and await suppertime. Good eating.

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  23. Chili perks me up! This recipe looks wonderful. I have never added cumin; must try it next time.

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  24. There are some days that just scream chili! This looks yummey...thinking tomorrow's dinner might just have been decided. Thanks!

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  25. I love wendy's chili. Of course, we are from Texas, so my husband's chili is meat. All. Meat. I would like the addition of some veggies or beans, but I don't want to hurt his feelings. But it's really just too much meat.

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  26. I just love it when I put together a big old batch of chili. I call mine...two day chili. Yep, I do let it simmer for two days but baby, oh baby! Heeeheehhee!

    Your recipe looks divine sweetie.

    God bless ya and have a marvelous week!!!

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  27. This is why we have winter == for hot cocoa and chili -- barbara

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  28. This is interesting, but I am not sure I can find everything here...

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  29. Mmmmm. Chili is indeed perfect on a chilly day!

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  30. I can't wait to make your recipe for my next chili. I love Wendy's and have wondered how to make it. I like that is has some liquid in it! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I use venison too.

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  31. ...blueberry muffins sound wonderful....yum

    :-)

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  32. Oh yummy! I LOVE Wendy's chili especially with their hot sauce!
    Have you ever tried Cincinnati chili? It uses a bit of cinnamon in the seasoning and is awesome. Then of course, there's chocolate chili. Melt about half of a Hershey's chocolate bar into a crock pot of chili. Adds a very unique flavor too.
    I'm going to try this one soon! Thanks!

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  33. it's me again!

    many of my followers are not receiving updates of my latest blogs on their dashboards for some reason. if you would please take a minute a copy and paste my url in the "add manage" section of your blogger dashboard i would greatly appreciate it!! let me know if you have any problems or questions! my last post was called "rabbit stew."
    p.s. made chili tonight :)

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  34. McVal - I have had Cincinnati Chili and loved it. I have never tried the chocolate chili thing. I might have to sneak a chocolate bar into the pot next time.

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  35. love Chili especially with beans...looks yummy...

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  36. This looks so good! I also put shavings of cheddar cheese ontop of my chili :)

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  37. pasta??? i have never heard of that. this texan almost could call a move like that... blasphemy. :)

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  38. We always look forward to chili on the first cold day of the year. Just makes you warm from the inside out.

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