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Monday, January 16, 2006

Chili for everyone

I made chili for dinner tonight, and despite adding at least a tablespoon of chili powder and a dozen hatch peppers it still came out quite mild. In fact, even Jasper loved it.

I sauteed one chopped onion and two garlic cloves in oil and then added about 2 t cumin, 2 t paprika, and about 1 T chili powder. I cooked that paste for a minute or so before adding one can of whole tomatoes (Muir organic fire roasted), which I broke up with the side of the spoon. Then I added about 1/4 cup of that barbeque sauce I kept using this summer (the last of it), half a bag of frozen corn, one can of adzuki beans, one can of pinto beans, the hatch peppers, salt, and pepper. I simmered it all for about one hour.

Meanwhile I baked a loaf of cornbread, unfortunately from a mix (grabbed the wrong bag at the Coop). I didn't have any honey but I used molasses instead and it turned out ok.

The chili would have been great with some chopped scallions and cilantro, but I forgot about those and just topped with extra-sharp cheddar. Despite being very much on the mild side and a little too sweet (probably why Jasper liked it so much) it was a satisfying meal for a cold January evening.

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1 comment:

Swizzies said...

My favorite chili recipe is the Cooks Illustrated one - mmm, so good. Yours looks quite yummy too, although I would have to 86 the corn. :-) Your monkey cake and favors were SOOOO cute!