Dec 29, 2009

This chili is the perfect companion to all this cold weather

This morning I woke up to frost and temperatures in the low 20s. That's cold for Mississippi! So my thoughts are naturally turning to something warm and comforting for dinner--like this easy chili that's packed with flavor. You may already have most of its ingredients in your freezer and pantry. What could be better than a big pot steaming away in the kitchen on a cold night?
Here's the recipe:

Hearty Home-Style Chili

2 pounds ground round
1 (14-ounce) package frozen mirepoix blend (chopped onions, celery, carrots)
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes with garlic, oregano, and basil, undrained
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
2 (15 1/2-ounce) cans red kidney beans, drained, rinsed

In a large saucepan, brown beef; drain, then add frozen vegetables and tomatoes; cook till tender. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 1 hour. Serves 6 or 7.

This recipe if from our new book Fast & Fabulous Soups, Salads and Sandwiches, which just came out in November. You can find it on page 65, if you already have it.

~ Gwen


  1. You ladies have a great site! Welcome to the Foodie BlogRoll!
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  2. I just saw you gals on food blog roll. This sounds like a quick and easy chili!

  3. Now, this chili! Thanks for sharing.