Friday, May 27, 2011

Great chili recipe.

Hey guys sorry I haven't posted in a few days. After the round of devastating storms, We got a nice cold front. Since it was so cold I decided to make some delicious chili.

This chili is by no means above and beyond, it's just a really good ass chili.  Yeah I'm going to share it with you.

Here are your basic ingredients:

1 - 1.5 pounds of fresh ground chuck, If the butcher is in ask him or her to make you a fresh batch.
2 - 1 nice size yellow onion
3 - 1 full bulb of garlic  (I didn't have this, so I subbed garlic powder)   I assumed, I know...
4- Good chili powder
5 - Good cumin
6 - salt
7 - pepper
8 - 12 ounce can of crushed tomato - or 12 ounces of fresh tomatos.
9 - 1 can of kidney beans
10- 1 can of pinto beans
11- 1 can of tomato sauce
12 - small can of tomato puree
13- good olive oil
14- nice balsamic vinegar

This is obviously a guideline as chili is, well chili, so it can be whatever you want it to be.

Here is how I did it...

First I diced up the onion and threw it in with a couple dashes of olive oil.

After the onions are nice and warm, throw in the chuck.

Now it's time to let these two have a great marriage.

Now that they are joined together, it's time to add everything else and let them turn into delicious chili.

At this point you ad all of the tomato ingredients and seasoning.  How much?  Well it's chili so here is where it is about tasting.  Remember you have, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.  Work with it until you get a flavor you like.

Now that you have your flavor profile, add your beans, or don't, this is optional, not all chili has to have beans.

I like the beans, so I did add them.  It's all about flavor guys, so with chili you can really test what you do and don't like.  Try this base out and let me know how you have extended it.

Thanks everyone!


  1. Great post, really well done with all the pictures. What the hell is chuck though? Sounds lovely, I might have to make a vegetarian version!

  2. I love chili,is that cat yours?

  3. This looks so good! I love chili.

  4. Good ol' chili! Thanks for the recipe man!

  5. MMm Chili! I could go for a bowl!

  6. Try adding Tomato chunks instead of puree. They're juicy and delicious.

  7. Ah that chili looks fantastic.

  8. when i scrolled down without reading, i thought it was pics of a venereal disease LMAO

  9. hah, i was just planning on making chili next week, i'm stealing this!

  10. this just made me sooooo hungry!!!!

  11. Interesting post. Keep em coming.

  12. Looks awesome big man! Simple flavours, but an undeniably good combo!

  13. I love chili. Thanks for the recipe.

  14. MMMM looks delicious love Chili, great recipe, pics and cat :) haha

  15. I always put a little more beans :D

  16. I hear that Mexican cumin is the way to go!

  17. I love chili! Cat= face of approval

  18. i like denisons chili, anything else, i hate.

  19. Excellent recipe, I love me some chili!

  20. ommmgggg! I love chili!! Thanks!! :-D

  21. Looks delish :O