Wow, I have not seen 17 degrees in Austin for over 5 years. Well, maybe because 2 of those years we lived in Hawaii, but still. My blood is thin and I get cold when it 70 degrees, haha! So yesterday I wore 2 shirts and a hoody, 2 pairs of sox and boots, and gloves. PATHETIC? Uh, ya! Anyway, I told James I need some make some good 'ol home cooked chili for dinner. He agreed! It was delish. I don't use beans in our chili, just lean beef, lots of tomatoes and onion and carrots, and don't forget SPICE! Cayenne pepper, garlic, black pepper,salt, cumin, you name it. Oh and I did throw in 2 small cans of green chilies. We like things spicy around here. Pair it with tortilla chips and your golden.
I like Carroll Shelby's chili mix because you can choose mild or hot. We choose HOT!
Sautee the beef with 1/2 and onion(chopped) and drain fat.
Then add the 14 oz. diced tomatoes, 1 or 2 small cans green chilies, 6 oz. of tomato sauce, chili mix, spices, any other vegetable you'd like, 4oz broth or water and simmer for 15 minutes.
Dish out, top it with some cheese of your choice, and get your grub on!
It sure warmed me up!