Saturday, February 1, 2014

{Winter} Sunday Supper: Aunt Barbara's Homemade Chili and Homemade Kamut Bread

Chili is just one of those dishes that satisfies you to the core.
Rich, healthy, and filling...I love it over rice with a little sour cream.
I usually set out baked potatoes (if someone favors those over rice), shredded cheddar cheese, chopped chives, sour cream, and diced onion for toppings.
Kamut bread is a favorite for those of us just wanting a bowl of chili and bread on the side.
Along with a fresh salad, the meal is perfect and I think you will love my Aunt Barbara's version.
{I have posted this recipe several times before...it's that good and a wonderful Superbowl dish!}



Aunt Barbara's Chili
{Serves 8 generously}

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.


Homemade Kamut Bread


Homemade Kamut Bread

Yield 2 loaves – 24 slices
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Baking Time: 30 minutes
  • 2 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees)
  • 2 Tablespoons yeast
  • 6 cups Kamut flour, freshly ground
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup Tablespoons vital wheat gluten flour **** do not use in a wheat allergy
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. milk 
  • More Kamut flour, as needed
Place warm water, yeast and 2 cups Kamut flour in a large mixing or mixer bowl.  Mix well and let sit covered for 15-30 minutes to sponge. The mixture should be bubbly.
Turn the mixer on briefly to release air, (or stir down with a wooden spoon), and add remaining ingredients, mixing well after each addition. Be sure to add the flour only 1/2 cup at a time and stir well, or add flour with the machine running. Only add enough flour until the dough clings to itself in a ball and cleans the sides of the bowl. The dough should be moist, but not sticky. Knead for 8 minutes in the machine and 10-15 minutes by hand. If kneading by hand, add just enough flour to keep dough from sticking to surface.
Let the dough rise about 30 minutes in a covered bowl. The Kamut dough will be slightly denser than regular whole-wheat dough. Punch dough down by hand, or turn machine on briefly to release air. Turn out on an oiled surface to shape into 2 loaves and place in prepared 8 x 4 inch pans.
Let loaves rise in a warmed oven to about 2 inches above the rim of the loaf pan. I usually just turn my oven to 170 degrees and let them rise in there. Turn oven on to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes or until the loaf is golden brown and cooked through. Put a bowl of water on the lowest rack while baking...it will help keep the bread moist.

I bought Kamut through one of my favorite co-ops... Azure Standard.


Make a Memory... Slow and enjoy the meal together talking about everyone's favorite part of the week.
Pray together.
Pray for another family. There are so many in need. We keep all of our Christmas cards in a bowl and randomly pick a card out to pray for that particular family.

In spite of rain and reason
And winter on the wing,
My heart has its own season,
And my heart says it's spring!
~From My Heart Makes Its Own Weather
James Dillet Freeman


4 comments:

Amy at love made my home said...

I love chilli!! It is so warming and so easy to make isn't it, a great choice for your Sunday supper this week! xx

connie steele said...

Julia, your chili recipe sounds wonderful and to be served over rice..(we never served it over rice, just in a bowl with grilled cheese or a peanut butter sandwich)but now I will be trying it over rice...and with a homemade bread... Yummy... Your post about Sunday Dinner makes me ponder on what made the women of yesteryear, totally do this.. was it just a given that this was expected, or was it like us just something wonderful to do for our family..and to bring the family back together..I know when I was a kid, we always had Sunday Dinner after Church, and No chores were done, Sunday was a day of rest..My dad would never allow clothes to be washed in the washing machine on Sunday because to him, he said it sounded like something that was laboring hard.. So we never did that.. I know for me it seems like places of employment do not HONOR Sunday's like they use to.. and I always had to work on Sundays.. but now I can enjoy all of this.. but it is an emotionally hard for me to do since my boy is not living with us now..But I still gonna try to make this a priority.. thank you for stepping out there and focusing on family togetherness on Sunday all done with a Simple Dinner..Have a great day..

Teresa @ Simply Farmhouse said...

Looks yummy! I love the idea of keeping the Christmas cards and pick a family to pray for. Sunday's should be a family day..love this post. Enjoy your Sunday with your family.

Bev said...

I keep finding posts by you on Pinterest - am subscribing to your blog posts as obviously your posts strike a heart chord with me. Planning to make the bread and chili today for Superbowl - perfect!

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