Friday, September 8, 2006

The Best Chili EVER.

This is what my dh and kids called last nights dinner. I have no pictures (it's a shock I know) becuase it was all gone before I even thought about posting the recipe. LOL! But here is the recipe anyway. Some of these things are guesses because I didn't exactly measure everything (Handful of this here, pinch of this here sort of cooking... you know how it is.)

The Best Chili EVER!

1 med onion
5 cloves of garlic
Grape seed oil
1/2 tea 21 Seasoning Solute (Trader Joes)
1/2 tea Basil
1 Tbs chili powder
2 tea taco seasoning
2 cans kidney beans
1 can black beans
10 cherry tomatos (or one lg tomato)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 can corn
1 Tbs butter
1/2 green pepper (I used the chili peppers out of the garden)
1/2 cup water
salt and pepper to taste

I saute'd the onion and garlic in the grape seed oil (has a high flash rate, but any unflavored oil will do) until the thin cuts of onion started to go clear... then I added the seasonings. Yes this is a strange step, but for some reason it turns up with less spice and more flavor when infused with the onions instead of the beans. Add water as it starts to get gummy.

When the seasonings are completely infused and the water is boiling, add drained beans and stir until everything boils again. Process the tomatos and the cilantro in the blender or food processer. (Have I mentioned yet that none of my family are "into chunks". lol! This step also infuses the flavor and not the texture of the tomatos with the chili.) Add this mixture and bring back to a boil. Then add the butter, corn and green peppers and let boil for at least 10 mintues.

I served with chedder, more chopped cilanrto, and sour cream over brown rice. It was SO good!


Laurie said...

Ok, I can't deal with no pictures. Gotta have 'em! I don't even have to remind myself to take pictures, lol. Its practically the first thing I think of.

Sounds like yummy chili!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

LOL! Well the next time I make it I will make sure to take pics before we start eating. That will garentee pictures. ;)


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