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Everything Chili

Ready to clean out your fridge? I have the chili recipe you need. I have included lots of suggestions below for what you can add to spice up your chili but the great part about this recipe is just about anything can go in it.

BASIC INGREDIENTS:

2 lbs ground beef/pork/chicken/turkey

2 cups chopped onions (any type except green onions)

2 cans chopped tomatoes

1 can tomato sauce (I used homemade but that’s not mandatory)

1 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp chili pepper

1 squirt hot sauce

2 tsp salt

OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS:

Veggies you can add: mushrooms, celery, sweet peppers, hot peppers, zucchini, corn, leftover salsa.

Proteins you can add: bacon, sausage, leftover steak or shredded chicken breast, beans.

Random items you can add: tomato paste, ketchup, BBQ sauce, chipolte peppers, pickled peppers, sun-dried tomatoes.

Toppings: sour cream, crushed corn or tortilla chips, chives, red pepper flakes.

The ingredients I used.

The ingredients I used.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Brown your meat and veggies, (except corn,) in a large pan or pot.

Brown your ground meat and veggies, (except corn,) in a large pan or pot.

Add your canned tomatoes and any other sauces you are using.

Add your canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, sugar, chili pepper, salt and any other sauces you are using.

Add any final ingredients such as corn or hot sauce.

Add any final ingredients such as corn and don’t forget the hot sauce. Use your favourite hot sauce here or omit it if you prefer savory chili.

Added any pre-cooked proteins and simmer for 30 - 60 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Added any pre-cooked proteins and simmer for 30 – 60 minutes, stirring occasionally.

If your chili is too watery, add a can of tomato paste in the last 10 minutes.

If your chili is too watery, add a can of tomato paste in the last 10 minutes.

Add any toppings and serve.

Add any toppings and serve.

This recipe is perfect for freezing. Add cooled chili to a Ziploc bag and seal, removing air. Label and store in the freezer for 3 – 6 months. Enjoy!

 

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