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    National Chili Day — February 27th

    Did you know that February 27th is National Chili Day?  Stop by the grocery store today and grab some beans, spices, diced tomatoes, onions, choice of meat, and get cooking!  Here are a few recipes to try, perfect for warming you up after a day out in our latest snowstorm!  Don’t forget the best part when you sit down to have a bowl–the toppings!  Shredded cheese, avocado, sour cream, diced onions, jalapenos…make it your own!

     

    Best Damn Chili

    Rated as 4.76 out of 5 Stars
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    Danny Jaye (found on allrecipes.com)

    Ingredients

    2 h 50 m12 servings 406 

    Directions

     

    1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir onion, bell pepper, Anaheim pepper, jalapeno peppers, and garlic in the hot oil until softened.
    2. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; add Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder. Crumble bouillon cubes over beef and add beer. Continue to cook , scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet, until liquid is hot, about 3 minutes. Stir beef mixture into pepper mixture.
    3. Stir crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and wine to the beef mixture. Season with chili powder, 2 tablespoons cumin, brown sugar, pepper sauce, basil, paprika, salt, oregano, and black pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until meat and vegetables are very tender and flavors have developed in the chili, about 90 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    4. Mix kidney beans into beef and vegetables. Continue to simmer until beans are hot, about 30 minutes more.
    5. Blend sour cream, cilantro, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cumin in a food processor until smooth. Serve sour cream mixture with chili.

    Perhaps the best chili recipe out there!

    Nutrition Facts
    Per Serving: 406 calories; 21.1  27.6  25.2  74  1014 
    If you want a healthier version, try this turkey chili, found on ambitiouskitchen.com:

    Seriously, The Best Healthy Turkey Chili

    PREP TIME10 MINUTES
    COOK TIME45 MINUTES
    TOTAL TIME55 MINUTES
    SERVES6

    Healthy turkey chili made with lean ground turkey, kidney beans and corn. This version is simply the BEST! Perfectly spiced and packed with plenty of protein and fiber. Can be made on the stovetop or in your slow cooker.

    Ingredients

    • 2 teaspoons olive oil
    • 1 yellow onion, chopped
    • 3 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
    • 1 pound extra lean ground turkey or chicken (99%)
    • 4 tablespoons chili powder* (I used McCormick chili powder)
    • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
    • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes or crushed tomatoes
    • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
    • 2 (15 oz) cans dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1 (15 oz) can sweet corn, rinsed and drained
    • For topping: cheese, avocado, tortilla chips, cilantro, sour cream

    Instructions

    1. Place oil in a large pot and place over medium high heat. Add in onion, garlic and red pepper and saute for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently.

    2. Add in ground turkey and break up the meat; cooking until no longer pink. Next add in chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper and salt; stir for about 20 seconds.

    3. Next add in tomatoes, chicken broth, kidney beans and corn. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until chili thickens and flavors come together. Taste and adjust seasonings and salt as necessary.

    4. Garnish with anything you’d like. Makes 6 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each.

    Nutrition
    Servings: 6 servings
    Serving size: 1
    Calories: 336kcal
    Fat: 3.7g
    Carbohydrates: 46.7g
    Fiber: 17.4g
    Sugar: 9.5g
    Protein: 31.8g
    One more of our favorites is pulled pork chili!  (thesaltymarshmallow.com)

    Pulled Pork Chili

    Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Chili – This amazing, sweet heat style pulled pork chili is absolutely mouthwatering!  Everything you love about pulled pork made into a hearty chili that’s packed with BBQ flavor and perfectly hearty for those cold fall and winter evenings!
    Prep Time10 mins
    Cook Time8 hrs
    Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: pulled pork chili, slow cooker pulled pork chili
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 280kcal
    Author: Nichole

    Ingredients

    • 2 Pounds Boneless Pork Roast
    • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
    • Teaspoon Garlic Powder
    • 1 Teaspoon Salt
    • 1 Teaspoon Pepper
    • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
    • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin
    • 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
    • 1 Small Red Onion, Diced
    • 2 Cups Beef Broth
    • 1 28 Ounce Can Tomato Sauce
    • 1 28 Ounce Can Diced Tomatoes
    • 1/2 Cup BBQ Sauce
    • 2 14 Ounce Cans Chili Beans
    • 1 Teaspoon Hot Sauce, Optional

    Instructions

    • In a small bowl mix together the brown sugar, garlic powder, salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne.
    • Season the pork roast well on both sides and place into your slow cooker.
    • Add the onion, beef broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, bbq sauce, chili beans, and hot sauce to the slow cooker.
    • Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
    • Shred the pork using two forks and stir the chili well.  Serve immediately.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 280kcal

    Pulled Pork Chili

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