While you will find plenty of arguments about chili by Texans (those who are against beans, those who are for), my husband likes to consider himself a chili connoisseur. He's taken the best of both worlds and come up with his own easy recipe. And, don't tell him, I'm going to share it with you today (even his secret ingredients).
Here's what you'll need:
- 1# ground meat (beef, turkey, venison, bison - on this day I used turkey)
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 packet chili seasoning (store brand, whatever)
- 2 - 8 oz. cans tomato sauce
- 1 - 15-16 oz can of your favorite beans - we prefer pinto, Ranch Style Beans in particular
- Secret ingredients!!!
Brown ground meat with onion. I like to use the ground turkey breast because it really cuts the fat. However, it does look a bit anemic, doesn't it? But by the time we're finished, no one will ever know it's not red meat.
Once your meat is ready, add chili seasoning, tomato sauce, and beans. Stir until well mixed.
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1-2 tablespoons sugar
Simmer at least 30 minutes.
This is guaranteed to warm the cockles of your heart on a cold winter day. And it takes less than an hour to prepare. Gotta love that.