Friday, September 27, 2013

Homestyle Alabama Chili

I love this time of year!  When the leaves start changing colors and all of a sudden there is a slight chill in the air.  We experienced a little more than “a chill” this morning here in Utah.  Imagine my surprise when I looked out the window and saw snow falling.  Luckily it melted as soon as it hit the ground.  Don’t get me wrong, I love Utah. But snow in September?  You have got to be kidding me!   

On days like this, I love having something that takes me back to enjoying Fall in Alabama!  Today I am sharing my famous Homestyle Alabama Chili.  Make sure to serve it up with JR’s Mexican cornbread or your favorite chips.

For all of my Sand Mountain friends....  Enjoy your beautiful weather!  

Happy Cooking! 

Homestyle Alabama Chili

1 pound lean, ground beef
1/4 cup onion, chopped
2- 15.5 oz. cans chili beans
1- 15 oz. can tomato sauce
1- 10 oz. can original Ro-tel
2- 1.25 oz. envelopes chili seasoning mix
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

In a medium skillet, brown ground beef with chopped onions until no longer pink.

In a large stockpot, combine chili beans (with juice), tomato sauce, Ro-tel(with juice, do not drain), chili seasoning mix, chili powder, ketchup, and cocoa powder.  Mix well.  Add in cooked ground beef into the pot.

Cook on medium heat, stirring frequently for 15 mins.  Reduce heat and simmer on low until ready to serve.

Yummy garnishes- shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped onions and slice jalepenos.


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