Thanks for coming to my kitchen!

Most of my chef training came from the training my family has given me as I have learned to cook for some picky eaters and a couple of bottomless pits! It has been a fun journey and I want to share my experiences with you.
My daughter and I own a catering business and have cooked so many delicious things for our clients. Here I am sharing some of our best loved foods - at home and at catering events.
I like to keep things simple, using everyday food but I am a BIG fan of spice! I love hot and spicy stuff!
(Which is why I stay married to my wonderful hubby! LOL)
Try my recipes and let me know how it turns out!
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Happy Cooking!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Super Easy Can-Chili

This chili is so easy because most of it comes from a can! It's a great way to use food storage things (and an easy recipe to keep food on-hand for the making of it!). It is very versatile and can be prepared spicy or not, sweet or savory. If you like it spicy, follow the extra ingredients list at the end. Try the Sweet Corn Bread recipe with it. They go so well together!

In a crock pot place:

1 can white beans (Great Northern or pinto), drained
1 can red beans, drained
1 can black beans, drained
1 can pork and beans, drained
1 can corn (or use a bag of frozen corn)
1/4 cup any BBQ sauce you prefer
3 cans tomato sauce
2 Tbl real bacon bits
1 Tbl minced garlic (3-4 cloves, minced)
1 pound ground beef, browned

For spicy chili add:
1 can chipotle peppers
1/4 cup Frank's sauce
1/4 cup jalapenos
2 Tbl chili powder

If you like the sauce to have more of a sweet and sour taste, add:
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup or maple flavored syrup
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

I pretty much add all of the above.

Cook on high 2 hours or low 4 hours.