Sunday, September 11, 2011

Aunt Barbara's Famous Chili

My Aunt is a simply wonderful cook. Once you try her famous chili, it will fast become your favorite!
It is a hearty, simple meal that you can serve over rice, with baked potatoes, over french fries, or simply with a dollop of sour cream and crusty bread.
It is even better the second day!

Aunt Barbara's Famous Chili

1 lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-16oz. can diced tomatoes
1-16oz. can dark red kidney beans, drained
1-8oz. can tomato sauce
2-3 TBS. chili powder {to taste}
1/2 tsp. crushed basil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
dash paprika
dash cayenne pepper

In a large pot, cook ground beef, onion, celery, green pepper until meat is brown. Drain fat.
Stir in undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, basil, salt, pepper, bay leaf, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
Bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 2 hours, occasionally adding water as needed. Add kidney beans about 30 minutes before serving.

OR...
cook beef, put everything in the crockpot, and cook on low for 6-8 hours.


It is the perfect Fall meal!
You could make Aunt Barbara's Popcorn Cake for dessert:).
Enjoy.

~Julia

12 comments:

Vicki said...

Yum! Looks so good!

Carlan said...

Love the new picture of you!
We eat a lot of chili in the winter will have to try this... although I am wondering about this yr... littlest person of the little people here has shown a tendency to be allergic to tomato..... so sad.

the brown shed said...

This recipe looks great. We are eagerly waiting for fall weather here in Texas!

Love the new photo of you.

Christi

Gumbo Lily said...

This sounds good -- different spices than I've ever used in chili. Echoing the others -- love the punkin' pic of you!

Jody

Kaitlin @ Homemaker Design said...

This does look good. So glad you put a slow cooker version up there, I love letting it simmer away all day...mmmmm fall cooking smells.

But now I MUST go check out the popcorn cake, say what?!?!?

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It sounds wonderful!

I've never heard of popcorn cake.

Sandy said...

Looks good!
Thanks for sharing your family recipe!

Silver Strands said...

Hi Julia - wanted to let you know that I just linked to your blog after finding you on Pinterest!

The Pennington Point said...

I'm always looking for a good chili recipe. We eat a lot of it here. :)

I love the new picture of you with the pumpkin. It's wonderful! Lisa~

Mary said...

Julia, this really does sound wonderful and cool evenings mean I can again think about soups and stews and chili. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took a little extra time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. You have created a great spot for your readers to visit and I really enjoyed the time I spent here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...May

Cailan said...

I could use a new chili recipe. It looks delish - I will have to give it a try!

Amanda said...

I am quite certain I will be making this.

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