Saturday, March 19, 2011

no more blues...have a Chili

In our home, chili is one of the comfort foods we have...when you feeling low,or not keeping well, don't feel like cooking, but wanna have something spicy to boost up your spirits, trust me, Chili is what you need...

You'll need:

Butter: 2 tbsp
Ground beef: 1 lb
Red bell pepper: 2 (chopped)
Jalapeño: 2 (chopped)
Onion: 2 medium size (chopped)
Garlic: 4 cloves (chopped)
Chili powder: 2 tbsp
Ground cumin: 1 tsp
Coriander powder: 1tsp
Cayenne pepper: 1tsp
Black pepper powder: 1 1/2 tsp
Tomato: 2 large (chopped)
Chicken stock: 1 cup
1 can pinto beans (drained)
Salt: as per required
Shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese: 1 cup
Tortilla chips

How to make:

Place  a large stock pot over high heat.Add butter and let it melt. 
To it add chopped onion, jalapeño,bell pepper and cook for 5 min till onion gets golden brown. 
Add garlic and saute for a min. 
Add ground beef and stir it, breaking down the beef. Cook until meat is nicely browned. 
Now add chili powder,cumin powder,coriander powder, cayenne pepper,black pepper and salt. Mix it all together and cook for a min. Add the chopped tomato and stir for 2 min. 
Add the drained beans and finally add the chicken stock. Mix it all together and cover the pot let it cook it for a while, stirring occasionally, till all the fluid gets reduced and the chili gets slightly thick.
Chili is ready. Serve it hot in a bowl, garnished with cheese and with tortilla chips on the side.
In our home, we use the chips to scoop the chili :)
Give it a try...get all spiced up...get rejuvenated ;)


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