I Want Chili!

It’s supposedly Fall?  There’s pumpkin spice lattes, Fall decor, Halloween costumes…it all looks like Fall except it’s 100 degrees outside?!  I am in the mood for Fall now, but I have to be realistic and not put on a wool sweater.  Instead, I made an easy pot of chili that didn’t heat up my house too much too.  That was probably the most important part of this recipe.

1 package of ground beef

1 large can of diced tomatoes

1 small can of diced tomatoes

1 large onion

1 teaspoon of oregano

1 teaspoon of cumin

1 to 2 tablespoons of chili powder

1 cup of carrots

1 small can of black beans

2 sausages of your choice

1 cup of mushrooms

I sautéed the onion in coconut oil, added the ground beef and cooked until brown.

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I put the tomatoes in a Dutch oven, added the onion and the meat on a low flame.  I then cut up the carrots and added those along with all of the spices.  Add the can of beans and let everything cook for an hour.

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Note:  I put in 1 tablespoon of chili powder first then after each hour decided to taste if I added more to the mixture.  You can also add a jalapeño for some more heat to this if you like.

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I then decided to cook the sausage, cut it up and add to the Dutch oven.  I added the mushrooms and let everything cook for another hour.

I added whatever vegetables that sounded good and had on hand to make this a one pot meal suitable for lunches all week.  Hope your weather isn’t quite as hot or you have air conditioning too.  Try this chili in any weather!  And make some cornbread too!

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