Being a regular reader, you know that I don’t usually post recipes that match up with “current” events. Well, that may change, if I can get my cooking act together! HA!
It has been one of those days. I have been wasting the afternoon, looking through food blogs, peeking at Tastespotting, and what have I found? Great Super Bowl ideas. So, I thought I should share some of our favorites, as well as some favorites I have just discovered.
We, okay, Lenny made this hearty chili last week. It is so good, that I wish I had a bowl of it now, instead of the diced up pears I am eating. This chili recipe is full of meat; two kinds to be exact, as well as three kinds of beans. All that is left to make this recipe complete is your favorite chili toppings, icy cold beers and some killer margaritas. Guarantee if you make this for your Super Bowl party this weekend, you will be the star chili maker. It is really rock’n (did I just say that).
Other recipes that would be great to serve during the Superbowl
Chicken Spring Rolls - I am so making these
Queso Dip - lived on Queso when I was recently in Austin; LOVE
Crocker Pot Chicken Santa Fe – if I had a slow cooker, I’d be making this too
Avocado Fries - they have to be heathy; right?
Recipe: Lenny’s Homemade Chili
- 1 medium yellow onion, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 lb Italian sausage, casings removed
- 1 lb hamburger
- 2 packages of McCormick Chili Seasoning
- 15 oz kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 15 oz chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 15 oz black beans, drained and rinsed
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
- 3 tablespoons hot sauce
- green onions, minced
- 8 oz sour cream
- ½ pound cheddar cheese, grated
- Heat oil in a large dutch oven over low heat.
- Add the sausage and hamburger.
- Stir to break the meat into small pieces.
- Cook over low heat until browned; about 15 min.
- To the same pan add the onion and garlic.
- Cook over low heat until onions are soft; about 10 min.
- While the meat mixture is cooking, add the tomato paste to the diced tomatoes, and break up with a knife.
- After cooking the meat for 10 minutes, sprinkle the seasoning packets over the meat and onions, stir.
- Add the beans, tomato paste and diced tomatoes.
- Bring to a low simmer.
- Cover with a lid.
- Cook over low heat for 60 min.
- Stir often to prevent sticking.
- Right before serving stir in the hot sauce.
- Serve in big bowls with your favorite garnishes on top.