So the mister absolutely loves chili and orders it whenever he has the opportunity too. He has been on a chili kick lately, every cafe we have been going to has been serving it. Me, I am not such a chili fan, I like it, but I don't go out of my way to order it. But knowing how much he loves it, I decided to make him some homemade chili.
And it would give me the opportunity to make some cornbread. I think cornbread and chili go so well together. I have been on a mission to make sweet cornbread for the longest time and I can't seem to make it just the way I hope and want it to be. I also made some mexican brownies with this meal and it paired so well. I will be sharing that recipe soon.
This chili is so easy to make and you don't have to leave it cooking for hours. It's just one pot and it takes about 30-45 minutes to make depending if you like your chili thick or not.
1 1/2 - 2 pounds of ground turkey or beef
1 onion (diced)
1 green pepper (chopped or diced)
1 can of kidney beans
1 tablespoon of butter
2 cloves of garlic
2 cups of beef broth
1 (28 ounce) can of crushed or diced tomatoes
I will walk you through each step below:
In a large pot, medium high heat, add 1 tablespoon of butter, minced garlic and the chopped onions and cook until onion is tender.
Add meat and combine with onion in pot and cook until meat is no longer pink.
Add salt, pepper, and seasoning (paprika, cumin, chili powder).
Add the chopped green peppers.
Combine the green peppers with the meat and continue cooking until peppers are tender.
Once the peppers have softened add the crushed tomatoes and stir to combine.
Add the kidney beads, stir to combine and continue simmering.
Depending on how you like your chili leave it simmering. The mister likes his chili pretty thick and no liquid, so I kept it simmering until all the liquid was evaporated.
I love cornbread and added a cornbread muffin and mixed it all together and it was divine on a cold fall day. For just the two of us this lasted for days and days. Those are my favorite type of meals, the ones that feed us lunch and dinner for a few days. It's great to not have to think about what's for lunch and dinner for a few days. Just warm this up and enjoy with some cornbread and topped with shredded cheese it's so good.