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Mom’s Chili

10 Jul

I don’t eat meat often but when I do, it has to be good.  And this is gooood.

My mom would make this chili when I was younger.  Back then I hated vegetables, and would always pick out the green peppers.  One time she made it without the peppers, and it just wasn’t the same.  That was the beginning of my appreciation for vegetables as a kid.

This recipe is a modification of my mom’s recipe, in that I added corn and extra chili powder.

Mom's Chili

**Makes 4-5 servings**

1/2 lb lean ground beef or turkey
24 oz jar of tomato sauce (any flavor… I like the Barilla sweet pepper tomato sauce)
1/2 of an onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
1 can dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1large clove of garlic, minced
2 Tbsp chili powder, plus another 2 Tbsp
1 Tbsp smoked paprika
1 Tbsp jalapeno powder (or cayenne)
1 Tbsp cumin
1 Tbsp salt

For garnish:  sour cream, chopped onion, cheese

In a pan, saute the onion and pepper until translucent (about 2 minutes).

Remove and transfer to the crock pot.

In the same pan, cook the meat until browned.  Liberally apply 2 Tbsp chili powder, salt, and jalapeno or cayenne powder.

Transfer (using a slotted spoon) to the crock pot.

Add in the corn kernels and minced garlic.

Add in the remaining 2 Tbsp chili powder, 1 Tbsp cumin and 1 Tbsp smoked paprika.

Stir together all ingredients.

Add in the tomato sauce and stir thoroughly again.

Cook in the crock pot on low for 4-6 hours, or on high for 2-3.