Today was the perfect day for chili. I woke up, looked outside, and there was snow everywhere. I didn't even know it was supposed to snow. So, of course, I needed something warm and cozy for dinner. I didn't have a specific recipe for this chili. I just kind of threw in stuff until it tasted good. It turned out very yummy. It had the perfect amount of spiciness for my taste. If you do not like things spicy, you should probably leave out the chipotle chili in adobo sauce. Also, I added 1/2 a green pepper and 1/2 a red pepper, because that is what I had in my fridge, but you could just use one whole green pepper and not have to buy both.
1/2 Lb. ground beef
1/2 Lb. ground pork
1/2 Tbl. oil
1/2 red pepper, diced
1/2 green pepper, diced
1/2 onion, chopped
1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
1 can kidney beans, drained & rinsed
1 can chili beans
1 (14 oz.) can diced tomatoes
1/2 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
1/2 chipotle chili in adobo sauce,
seeds removed, finely chopped, opt.
2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. chipotle chili powder, opt.
2 tsp. chili powder
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. oregano
salt & pepper
sour cream, for garnish
green onions, sliced, for garnish
Cheddar cheese, shredded, for garnish
In a large pot, brown ground beef and ground pork. Remove and set aside. Heat oil in same pot; add green pepper, red pepper and onion and saute until tender. Add meat back to pot. Add remaining ingredients. Season with spices, to taste. Place lid on pot and simmer for a few hours. If it is too thick, add a little water. Garnish with Cheddar cheese, sour cream and green onions. Serve with Fritos or with toasted baguette, if desired.