Comfort Food: Five-Alarm Chili
- Published on: 16 December, 2013
- Last update: 26 January, 2016
You guys have to thank my dad for this one. Not only did he help me create the recipe, he picked the name (cause he’s corny and I love him!). It has been a cold, snowy, and uneventful weekend here in New York so my boyfriend and I have pretty much been laying around, “studying for finals” & eating some damn good chili.
Chili is the perfect go-to dish. It’s spicy and southern so it has a comfort food feel, it warms you up when you come in from the cold, and it feels so seasonal and picturesque to eat it as you watch the snow fall outside *cue movie background music.* It’s also an excellent source of protein since you’re pairing grass-fed meat AND beans, and it fills you up so that you snack less throughout the day. You can also add more vegetables to get some extra vitamin intake. This recipe serves 6-8, or 3 if you have men like my boyfriend and father in the house at the same time.
You Will Need:
♡ 1 lb. organic grass-fed ground beef
♡ 1 lb. organic grass-fed breakfast sliders (just grass-fed beef made into “breakfast-sized” patties with lots of black pepper added to them, you can always just use another 1 lb. of regular grass-fed beef)
♡ 1 small yellow onion (diced)
♡ ½ cup celery (diced)
♡ 12 oz organic tomato paste
♡ 1 lb. cooked organic small red pinto beans (you can use a 15 oz can but I prefer to freshly cook mine)
♡ 1 lb. cooked organic medium kidney beans (once again you can use a regular 15 oz. can)
♡ ½ tsp. chili powder
♡ 1 tsp. garlic powder
♡ 1 tsp. crushed red pepper
♡ 2 cups water
♡ salt, pepper, & organic adobo to taste
1. In a large skillet, brown your meat. Add salt, pepper, & adobo to taste.
2. In a large saucepan, put onions, celery, beans, 1 cup of water, and ½ of your tomato paste (6 oz). Stir and simmer these on low-medium heat while your beef is browning.
3. After the meat is browned and chopped up, drain the fat (you can save it to cook other things).
4. Add meat to your saucepan along with the rest of the tomato paste (6 oz) and the rest of your water (1 cup).
5. Add garlic powder, chili powder, and crushed red pepper.
6. Stir and simmer until done, tasting along the way. ♡
I hope this warms you up, and hope you’re all enjoying your Sundays! 🙂