Recipe: Code Yellow's Prize-Winning Chili

This is from my Halloween debut as a great chili cook-offer. I double it every time because there should always be a lot of a good recipe. You can use different beans (pinto, white, etc.) for a little different flavor, and add more chili powder or fresh jalepeno for more kick. Yummy with cornbread muffins.

1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 jar (16 oz.) mild salsa (I love Herdez)
1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
2 Tbsp. lime juice
1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies, drained
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 can (15-16 oz.) black beans (I use Kuner’s jalepeno black beans with lime)
shredded cheddar cheese, if desired
sliced green onion, if desired

Cook beef and onion in 10-inch skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Mix beef and remaining ingredients except beans in 3 ½ to 4-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 10 hours. Stir in beans. Cover and cook on low heat setting about 5 minutes or until hot. Top with cheese and onion. 6 servings.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you know that I used your recipe and competed with co-workers today and won! I doubled the recipe, used 3lbs of ground beef and added 2 shots of Jim Bean Kentucky Straight Burbon Whiskey and 2 ounces of Kansas Honey. Thanks for the posting.