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Chili For Dinner

This morning I was digging through my freezer look for a fabulous idea for dinner when I came across a package of stew beef chopped into small little square. Inspiration struck me right then and there. I knew that small package of meat would be the beginning of a wonderful pot of chili. I know it's hot outside and this is a cold weather food but, who can resist chili? Not me.

My Version of Great Chili

I got busy gathering all of the things I would need to make a big old pot of chili. Now, I don't go to a whole lot of trouble and fuss. I do it the easy way. If I spent all day chopping and cooking I would have no time left to write and that would be a shame.

I rummaged through the cabinets and came up with 2 cans of pinto beans. I like to use pinto beans instead of kidney beans for my chili. They have a more delicate flavor.

Next I found a large sized can of diced tomatoes. I love the bits of tomatoes in my chili they seem to add texture to it. I use the petite cut diced tomatoes.

I needed my package of chili mix. I typically use McCormick mild. I usually have several packets on hand at any given time.

I put a touch of olive oil in a frying pan and browned my meat chunks and added a whole onion chopped to it. I let it sit on low til the onion was transparent.

Next I threw everything into a pot, stirred it up, and set it on low so all the flavors could blend together.

That, my friends, it my version of the easy to make, delicious to eat, chili.

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MegL wrote on July 2, 2017, 2:40 AM

That looks very tasty. Is that the picture of what you made?

lookatdesktop wrote on July 7, 2017, 8:12 PM

I like pinto beans as well in my chili. My wife likes to use canned ranch style beans and canned stewed tomatoes. YOU have it right. Onions make the chili taste even better!

haze wrote on November 9, 2018, 2:50 PM

It is I love my chili I think I could eat it 7 days a week.

haze wrote on November 9, 2018, 2:50 PM

I think pinto beans don't have as strong a flavor as kidney beans.

lookatdesktop wrote on November 12, 2018, 7:04 PM

I used to mix the pintos with kidney beans in chili. But my wife doesn't like kidney beans that much so I only put pintos in the chili now.