homemade chili

it's chili season, folks. do you hear that? those tiny cheers from frito's and cornbread mixes all across the land that finally get to serve their god-given purpose. or at least, their most important purpi (plural for purpose? or is that purposes?). either way, they're happy and i'm happy, so it's a win-win.

chili is probably one of the easiest things to make, if i had to guess. you can substitute the beef for turkey or whatever else floats your chili-in-a-frito boat. (i just LOL'd at myself...that's never a good sign.)

here's the recipe i use:

1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
dash pepper
16 oz (2 cups) can stewed tomatoes
8 oz (1 cup) can tomato sauce
16 oz can kidney beans, partially drained [or another bean that you prefer, just not jelly beans]

in large skillet, brown ground beef, onion and celery; drain excess fat. stir in remaining ingredients except beans. simmer covered for 30-45 minutes until flavors are blended. stir in beans, heat through.

makes 6 servings. which, if you live in my apartment, will probably be eaten in 2 days. good luck.

p.s. i just had an intervention with myself and will no longer allow myself to write after consuming too much sugar cookie dough. i get a little out of hand. apologies all around.


  1. Yummm! Glad to hear its officially chili season for normal ppl - it's been chili season in my house for about the last month & a half. I just can't bet enough! Have you tried white chili? It's a nice change of pace sometimes.

  2. I think maybe you should *always* post after consuming too much sugar. It was fun!! :)

  3. You are hilarious. Please, by all means, continue to write on cookie dough-induced sugar highs! :)

    And hooray for chili! This sounds just like the recipe I use and love. Mmmm.

  4. It is chili season, I made some Tuesday. I have never put celery in mine I will have to try that out.

  5. If I were a cool enough blogger and had thought of this before this very minute, I would have hosted a chili cook-off blog link up. Filing that away for next year... I love gathering other people's soup and chili recipes!

  6. Yum! I just made Taco Soup this week, which had pretty similar ingredients. I need to try this chili!

  7. Not jelly beans?! What do you have against jelly beans?!

    Just kidding! ;)

    But really... Now I just want to try to make a dessert chili that uses jelly beans.. :)

    - Sara

  8. No, I'm going to say that you should always write after consuming cookie dough. Thoroughly enjoyed this.


    Kristina does the Internets

  9. CHILI SEASON ALL YEAR GIRL!! chili dogs-chili mac- bbq chili... are these just New England things?

  10. pinning this recipe for later use, when i try to teach myself to cook.
    stay tuned :)

    xo - heather

  11. You are too funny!!!



  12. Big fan of a white chicken chili and just made a wicked hot batch of chorizo chili over the weekend! My new fav ingredients: a dark porter beer and cinnamon (just a dash!)


  13. Oh my. Haha. It's purpi. Definitely purpi. :)

  14. I'd love to have you link up some of your recipes here! http://michellesfavoritethings.blogspot.com/p/tuesdays-tasting-party.html


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