I hope those of you that celebrate Thanksgiving had a very happy holiday, and those that don’t, I hope you had a great weekend! I can’t believe it is already December 1st! I don’t know how that happened. It seems like it was just the beginning of November a few hours ago. It is definitely feeling more like Christmas around here as far as the weather goes. I actually broke down and turned the heater on this weekend. My husband and I compete to see who can go the longest before turning it on. Not that we are competitive or anything! I always lose because I am always cold. Today I have a recipe for you that will help keep you all warm and cozy inside, even if it is cold outside. It is a recipe for chili that is a little different from most.
The reason that it is different are the spices in it. I used to get tired of making the same old chili every time, so came up with this one to change things up. It has a bit of a kick (but not too much), and a smoky flavor due to the chipotle powder in it. I absolutely love the flavor of this chili. It also has 3 types of beans in it. I like the flavor combination and the color they provide as well as the added nutrition. If you like the flavor of chipotle and would like a chili recipe that is a little bit spicy, I hope you will give this one a try. It has been tested and approved by my mother, who gave it a thumbs up (and there isn’t even any butter in it). She has been asking me for the recipe which is why I posted this today. If you don’t like it, please send all complaints to her!:)
Smoky, Spicy Chili
1 pound hamburger
- 1 onion, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. cumin
- 2 tsp. chipotle powder
- 2 tsp. smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 (15 oz. can garbanzo beans, drained
- 1 (15 oz.) can kidney beans, drained
- 1 (15 oz.) can pinto beans, drained
- 1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes with juice (or 14 oz. can diced tomatoes and 14 oz. can diced tomatoes with jalapenos)
- 1 (28 oz.) can water
- 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
- grated cheddar cheese for garnish (optional)
- more diced raw onion for garnish (optional)
- Brown hamburger and onion together.
- Place hamburger and onion in large soup pot, leaving drippings in pan.
- Saute garlic in drippings for 1 or 2 minutes. Add to pot with hamburger.
- Add all other ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes, uncovered.
- Serve with grated cheese and more chopped, raw onion if desired. Refrigerate any leftovers.