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Fiesta Chili

According to my calendar Fall officially begins today.

Fiesta Chili

Photos updated February 2015

Opening day of football season is when it officially starts for me. John and I kicked it off with going to Dallas. Some people know of Fall when Pumpkin Spice Lattesare on the menu at Starbucks, even though in the winter I always prefer hot apple cider. Besides those fall to me is …

Pumpkins
Scarecrows
Making my first batch of chili (recipe below)
Pulling out all of my Sweaters
My birthday!
Fall Leaves
Tailgating on Saturdays watching Game Day & cheering on the SEC and my Auburn Tigers!
Pulling out all of my autumn decorations
Cool Crisp Nights
Thanksgiving
Gatherings of Family & Friends
Fiesta Chili

Now in my family this chili is known as Joe’s chili – because it was actually the first chili I ever cooked by myself. And it was John’s best friend Joe who taught me how. But with the combination of corn and black beans and tomatoes in my mind it’s a fiesta kind of chili.

Some people love cheese in their chili and some don’t. We all know how I feel about cheese! So John and I put a spoonful sour cream on top and lather on the shredded cheese. This chili is a combinaton of sweet and spicy and gives the range to change it to be a little more sweet or a little more spicy – whichever you prefer. Sweet for my mama and spicy for John.

And let’s not forget you always need some cornbread with it to make it complete!

 

Fiesta Chili

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 medium green bell peppers chopped
  • 2 lb. ground beef
  • 1 can on fire roasted tomatoes with juices
  • 1 can of corn drained
  • 1 can of black beans rinsed & drained
  • 4 Tbsp. hot sauce
  • 3 tsp. Cajun seasoning
  • 1 c. dark brown sugar
  • Sour cream optional
  • Chives optional
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese optional

Instructions

  • In large dutch oven, sauté onion and green bell peppers until almost tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add in ground beef. Cook until fully browned.
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients.
  • Let simmer on low for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally (more if you have time).
  • Taste and adjust seasoning if you want it more spicy or sweet.
  • Top with a dollop of sour cream, and sprinkle some chives and cheddar cheese.

A New Addition - Hall Nesting

Wednesday 30th of April 2014

[…] lost a few pounds due to this and then I thought he was going to have a stroke when he came home to Fiesta Chili last week. This was the first and only time I have been able to cook, other than putting a sweet […]

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Friday 14th of March 2014

[…] canned goods and give them to our local food pantry and then head to church for some fellowship, a bowl of chili, and watch the game […]

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Monday 3rd of February 2014

[…] canned goods and give them to our local food pantry and then head to church for some fellowship, a bowl of chili, and watch the game […]

A New Addition

Sunday 17th of November 2013

[…] lost a few pounds due to this and then I thought he was going to have a stroke when he came home to Fiesta Chili last week. This was the first and only time I have been able to cook, other than putting a sweet […]

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