Saturday, October 30, 2010

renee's halloween chili

Chili is a Halloween tradition at our house, we enjoy it pipping hot before we head out in the cold to trick-or-treat. If we are lucky there is some to warm us up when we get back with our loot..enjoy!

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups chopped green bell pepper
2 cups chopped red bell pepper
1 cup chopped onion
4 garlic cloves, pressed
one med jalapeno, minced (without seeds)
one pound of ground beef (opt, I used 85% lean)
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin
2 bottles quarts size diced tomatoes (or 2 14.5 oz. cans of stewed tomatoes)
1 can (15.5 ounces) mild chili beans in sauce, undrained
1 can (15.5 ounces) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (7 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
1 12 oz can of V8 regular or spicy

Toppings such as shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and fresh onions

Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add bell peppers, jalapeno, onion, garlic, chili powder and cumin; cook until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Add ground beef (opt) cook until brown. Add mixture to crock pot then add tomatoes, V8, beans and corn; mix well. Heat on low for 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Enjoy in a bread bowl with your favorite toppings!!!