Happy Sunday everyone!
I’d like to welcome you to the 2nd Annual Super Bowl and Chili Party Blog Hop hosted by Tumbleweed Contessa. I have partnered with some lovely ladies to help you countdown to “The Big Game” with a few of our favorite game day ideas and not to mention we’re throwing a SUPER Slow Cookin’ Giveaway with great prices. You can enter now, January 26th through February 2nd.
Given that we’re throwing a Chili Party, I just have to introduce you to my favorite! When it comes to cold weather, nothing warms my belly up better than a nice hot bowl of chili. There’s just something about it that hits the spot during cold weather.
Surely you have gathered by now that I live on a farm and majority of our food is produced right here on the farm, right? Well if not, now you do! 🙂 When I make chili, I use my own canned tomatoes and venison. Granted if you don’t have ground venison on hand, you can substitute beef…. no worries there.
To tell you the truth, until I made chili this last time (for the purpose of this post), I had never measured anything that goes into it. Granted my chili has never tasted exactly the same, the ingredients are all the same. One of the big differences in each pot I make is the tomatoes. Some are better than others and it just depends on which jug I grab. Regardless, chili is so simple to make and if you’ve never made it…. well then get into the kitchen and get to work! I’m a firm believer that chili should not be made by a recipe, which is probably why until today, I never wrote down what I put it in ha!
My version includes 7 ingredients and literally takes 3 steps. Brown the meat and onion, add the seasonings, then the tomatoes and beans… So simple! Don’t you think?? Another question for you. Are you a chili with beans or a chili without beans type of person?? Well, again no worries! If you don’t like beans just leave them out. If you like a little spice add some cayenne or some jalapenos. Tweak it to your preferred liking!
- 1 1/2 pounds ground venison OR beef
- 1/3 cup onion, minced
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 gallon (8 cups) crushed tomatoes, plus juices
- 1 - 15.5 ounce can Chili beans
- In a medium stock pot over medium heat, brown the venison and onion until brown.
- Add the seasonings, mixing well.
- Pour in the tomatoes and beans.
- Heat thoroughly.
- **See notes in the above text**
- **If you're using canned tomatoes, cut the salt back to 1 1/2 teaspoons**
I am also pleased to party with a bunch of great bloggers this year. That’s right! We are having 10 times the fun with everyone! Think of all the fabulous game day foods and ideas you will find right here. Be sure to check out the play by play action at all these sites.
Now let’s get to the party!
Link up your Super Bowl Party foods, decorations or games and best chili recipes. Be sure to tell your friends to come share too. We’ll be here til the last whistle blows on game day.
Don’t forget to enter in the giveaway below!!