Saturday, September 4, 2010


We will cook some chili today. Another American classic. I will make my chili with ground beef but you can also use stew meat. You cannot be in a hurry to make chili. And you should not be in a hurry to eat it your chili once cooked. This is because chili gets better over time. So let’s cook out slow motion chili.


1 tablespoon oil
1 chopped green pepper
1 chopped onion
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 pound ground beef
½ can kidney beans (16 oz
1 can cubed tomatoes (28 oz)
2 tablespoons roasted chopped red pepper
1 chili pepper, chopped
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
Some water
Some tomato paste
Some salt to taste

First we will heat the oil in a pan. When it is hot, we will add the green pepper and the onion. We will sauté them for some minutes. Then we will add the garlic and the ground beef. We will cook till the beef starts getting a brownish color. Now we will add the beans and the cubed tomatoes. We will turn the fire very low and keep on cooking. Some minutes later we will add the chopped red pepper, the chili pepper, the bay leaf, the oregano, the cumin, the chili powder and the tomato paste. We will salt to taste. We will add some water. Just the one we think we need. Do not add too much now. You can always add it later if it is needed.
Now we will cook our slow motion chili. It is important that the fire is low. We will cover the pan and cook for about an hour. It is a good idea to stir from time to time. If you see that your chili needs water, add some.
And after some time and some patience we will have our chili ready. Do not forget to remove the bay leaf. Mix well and then it will be ready to be served.
Perfect for a Bratwurst sandwich with chips. I am sure you will have your own ideas for your chili. Enjoy!

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