Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Really Good Chili Recipe

Here's a recipe I came up with last week. I was aiming for a vegetarian version, but I ended up with some meat anyway.

Really Good Chili.

1lb. ground beef

2 onions, diced

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

2 cans black beans, drained ( you could use kidney beans, but we like black better as they are not as mealy.)

2 cans canned tomatoes - diced, or whatever style you have handy

1 quart organic or natural beef broth

2 TBSP. chili powder

1/2 tsp. salt, more or less

Freshly ground pepper

Splash (i'm guessing about 1/4 cup) Red wine - whatever's open

About 4 shakes of Worcestershire sauce

Brown the ground beef and onions till bef is browned and onions soft and sl. brown. Toss in the garlic and heat for about 1 minute. If necessary, drain this to reduce fat. If not, deglaze the pan with some of the beef broth, scraping the browned bits off the bottom of the pan. Put everything a stew pot, or crock pot and simmer for about an hour.

If desired, top with a dollop of greek yogurt, sour cream, shredded cheddar, or crumbled Feta cheese. The yogurt is delicious and is the lowest fat, lowest calorie option.

Serve with - Crusty cornbread and a nice salad with a balsamic vinaegrette.

To drink, a nice red wine, or a juice like cranberry or pomegranate.

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