September 30, 2013

A Great Chili Recipe To Try

Finally the weather has cooled down enough in Alabama for us
to start thinking about having one of our favorite comfort foods...
CHILI!  It just so happens that one of our favorite friends and 
cook, Gordon, made his famous chili for a gathering
 we were at recently and generously shared his recipe. 
 I thought it was the BEST chili I had EVER had. 
He calls it "Chili G's". 

I usually don't put recipes on my blog because...
(Being an empty nester has it's advantages.)

I am sharing Gordon's recipe as a public service to all of you.

My husband, Tom Kat, on the other hand, loves to cook and
grill so he offered to make Gordon's chili for some out-of-town
guests that were stopping at our house on the way to a Fall
trip to the beach.  Tom Kat even staged this photo shoot of
(most) all of the chili ingredients...he even did the shopping.

Here is the recipe for "Chili G's":
1 lb. Jimmy Dean sausage
1 lb. lean hamburger meat
1 large onion
1 large bell pepper
2 - 14.5 oz. cans diced tomatoes (the ones
with basil, garlic & oregano are best)
1 14.5 oz. can black beans drained
1 14.5 oz. can pinto beans drained
1 14.5 oz. can great northern beans drained
1 beef bullion cube
Chicken broth (Kitchen Basics best)
Dash of lemon pepper
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
1 tbsp. turmeric
1/2 bottle Heinz Chili Sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Chop onion and bell pepper and saute' in a little olive oil
until soft then set aside.  
Cook ground meat and sausage together. 
When it is almost done add turmeric
 and salt and pepper. Drain the flavored meats.  
Move the meats and vegetables to a crock pot and
add all other ingredients.  Taste for seasonings and adjust.
Cook for 4-6 hours in a crock pot (or you can cook it on
the stove in a covered pot for about 2 hours). 
Add more chicken broth at the end as desired. 

For a printable version of this recipe click on this link.
  At the VERY bottom on the page, in teeny tiny letters
click on the blue "print page" for a copy.
(sorry, I'm sure there is a better way but, like I said, I usually don't post recipes)

When I got up from my nap, Tom Kat had done all the chopping,
browning, draining, adding, flavoring, etc.  The house smelled
DIVINE with the smell of chili cooking in the crock pot.

He said that he could not find the tumeric and the northern
beans at the store (really?)...we just did without for this go-round. 

It was excellent (but not quite as good as Gordon's).

I did make a small contribution and fixed some cornbread.

So everyone LOVED the chili for dinner...'natch. 

We like our chili thick but you can add more chicken broth
to make it a little more soup-like (and to go further). 

Did I mention that this recipe cooking in the crockpot
(or on the stove) smells wonderful? It will make your family
really anticipate dinner the evening that you make it. 

We did have a little bit re-heats well too. 

It IS quite a few ingredients but, believe me, it is worth it!


  1. The chili looks amazing!...We are a big fan of chili in our house and I cannot wait to try your recipe!!

  2. I can smell it from here! I never put sausage in the chili, but I will have to try it for sure

  3. Sounds so good. Thanks for the recipe. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  4. Oh Gayle, this looks great! I love chili and I enjoy trying lots of different varieties. This one is going on my list!! Thanks so much for linking up!

  5. YUM! This looks so good! I printed the recipe, so I can get the ingredients on my next trip to the grocery store. Then all I have to do is wait for a cool front. Thanks for sharing!


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