Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Hubbie's Texas Chili

Since fall has officially arrived here in Texas, which means I'm not melting in jeans and a t-shirt, it is time for those warm, fill you belly kind of meals. AKA man food.



The hubbie seems to lose his chili recipe all the time, mostly because my recipe book is so overstuffed everything falls out of it. Although, it is not my fault he scribbles it on the back of the grocery list and I accidentally throw it away. We don't even know if that is really what happened! Now we will have the recipe forever on the blog and we get a chance to share the recipe with all of you!


The Hubbie's Texas Chili

2 (15 ounce) cans Organic Tri-blend beans, rinsed and drained
2 (8 ounce) cans of tomato sauce
1 (15 ounce) can fire-roasted tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles
1 (15 ounce) can corn, drained
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1 pound ground pork
1 pound ground beef
2 tbsp fresh parsley, diced
1/2 tsp oregano
1 and 1/2  tsp cumin
2 tbsp chili powder
1 cup water


In a large skillet brown the ground pork and beef over medium heat. Drain and set aside. In a large soup pot, combine the olive oil, onion, garlic, and corn over medium-high heat. Saute until onions are translucent. Add in cooked meat, tomatoes, water, and spices (everything except for beans). Heat to boiling, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 1 hour stirring occasionally. Add in beans and bring back to a boil. Reduce heat and cook on low, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring as needed. Chili will thicken the longer it is simmered. Serve warm with sour cream, shredded cheese, tortilla chips, fritos, cheese bread....whatever floats your boat!


If you can't find the tri-blend beans, it is a combination of red kidney beans, pinto beans, and black beans, so just pick your favorites. If you have time, just let the chili simmer for 2-3 hours (adding water as needed) and the flavors will really come out, in fact it is usually better the second day. Also note, this recipe makes A LOT of chili, enough for lunch all week, so I hope you like it!


Happy Baking!

30 comments:

  1. Nothing better than a big bowl of steaming chili when it's cold (or colder) outside! This looks delicious :o)

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  2. No beans in Texas chili. Thats a long accepted rule. :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing! Nothing like a big bowl of meat to warm you up on those cold fall days! :) And I think you can get away with calling it texas chili, because that is where you live!

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  4. YUM! I absolutely LOVE chili and this just looks like a great recipe! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  5. This sounds really rich and hearty!

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  6. The colour of this dish is so vibrant. Full of chilli and flavors ...yum!

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  7. no beans! you can't label it Texas chili if it has beans!

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  8. @Trey Moran and Katie: I guess I need to clarify, I in no way am an expert in Texas chili. I call this recipe Texas chili because I live here and that is it.

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  9. Chili is one of my favorite dishes! And leftovers are sooo good on a baked potato on a cold day! Mmmm

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  10. The hubbie's Texas Chili looks good, I think the chili weather has arrived here:) I'm ready to enjoy a bowl of chili and your photo looks delicious.

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  11. Thanks for sharing your authentic Texas chili recipe with the north of the border. Must give this a try, especially with our cold weather.

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  12. Just giving you guys a hard time. For the record, in Texas if it's chili with beans then its usually called "Chili Beans".

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  13. Love this time of the year for food! The chili sounds delicious. It would pair great with a jalapeno cheddar corn bread.

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  14. Did someone get a new camera? These pictures are gorgeous, Debbie! Also, what a relief to know that the beef chili I currently make is very similar to this - As a native East Coaster soon moving to Austin, Texas, I was worried I'd have to learn how to make chili all over again!

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  15. I love how you use pork too - very nice recipe. Thank you!

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  16. Congrats on the Top 9! This chili looks out of this world.

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  17. There's nothing better than a good chili on a fall day! This recipe sounds fantastic and can't wait to try it out!

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  18. Congrast on #1 on the top 9! Oh that chili looks so delicious. It's been forever since I've had chili and now I'm craving it at 6am in the morning! Your photos are just gorgeous! :)

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  19. As Brits, we have no idea about what goes into and what doesn't go into a Texas chilli. All we know is, this looks soooo good. We love chilli so for us, this deserves Top 9! :)

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  20. Okay, this sounds like a real good stew, but if you want to try making a real western chili search foodbuzz for my Chili Colorado con Carne! No disrespect intended, I love your recipes!
    Martin

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  21. Yummo, gotta love some chilli in this cold weather!

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  22. A lovely photo, I always have a hard time photographing chili for some reason! I love the recipe too, always better with different meats and beans too, great post!

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  23. Mmmm chili. *drools* Yea, it's definitely that time of year where chili, stews, and soups are a favorite for the main course. I'm a cold weather wuss so when these are on the menu for dinner (okay, even breakfast for me) I am all over it.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  24. congrats on getting to top 9! that's one tasty looking dish :)

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  25. I actually have a cooking challenge every week - its called BSI - which stands for Blogger Secret Ingredient. Each week a host picks an ingredient, you make something with that ingredient and then submit it to me - I am hosting this week and I picked chiles - can be any kind - thought you may want to enter your chili - the winner gets a $20 Whole Foods Gift Card :D The event details are in the week below.

    http://mybizzykitchen.com/2010/10/26/bsi-week-100/

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  26. Finally Chili season is here. Nothing better than a big bowl of hearty chili and yours look very delicious.

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  27. I come here personally to thank you for visiting my blog and your following. Both my Quay Lo and I love chillis. Your hubby's Texas chilli looks very delicious. Very soon this bowl of chilli will be served at our dining table. Many thanks to your hubby for sharing this wonderful recipe.

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  28. Beans? In chilli? Get a rope!

    Just messing with you. The chilli looks great and I've been known to make a bowl every now and then with beans, just don't tell nobody. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. No beans in Texas chili. Thats a long accepted rule. :)

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