So in an effort to combat another six weeks of winter as predicted by that annoying little rodent Punxsutawney Phil, I’ve been working on perfecting my heart pounding, gas inducing, seriously awesome chili. This time I decided to put a little spin on my usual recipe and use beer, and I’ve got to say, I was pleasantly surprised. Personally I’m more of a wine girl, but after this chili I may have to rethink some things.
This recipe is very simple but has a really deep flavor, probably partly due to the fact that I used my awesome crock-pot. In the past year, I've learned that it is essential for every household, especially ones containing small children, to have a crock-pot. Seriously, if the apartment were on fire, I would run back inside to grab my crock-pot...and the Godiva bar that I've hidden behind the bookshelf for emergencies, but I'd go for the crock-pot first. This thing has seen me through some pretty rough times. In fact, I've almost come to think of my crock-pot as a dear friend. When I'm having a rough day, I can toss a few ingredients into the pot and sit back and let her handle everything else.
Anyhow, enough about my crock-pot, let's get on to the yummy stuff. I will give you guys a forewarning though, lately I've been deviating from my recipes. So if you held a gun to my head and asked me to re-create the same meal that I cooked last month, I'd be SOL. I'll try to get as close to the recipe as I can and let you be the judge.
Reese's Yummy Chili
1 bag of dark red kidney beans
1 bottle/can of beer of your choosing
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup of chili powder
1 package of ground turkey or beef (cooked and drained)
2 tablespoon of Paprika
2 tablespoon of Cayenne Pepper
1 diced onion
1 12 oz can of diced tomatoes
A pinch of salt and pepper
and a dash of love :)
Combine all the ingredients in the crock-pot, occasionally stirring and tasting to see if more ingredients are necessary. Allow the chili to cook until the beans are nice and soft. Now enjoy your tasty chili and drop me a comment to let me know how awesome it tastes.