I know what you are thinking. What? Two cooking recipes in one week? What about the sweet stuff? Don’t worry my friends there are still more sweet treats on the way but once fall rolls around I seem to enjoy cooking much more than usual. I love comfort foods and cooler temps just pair so perfectly with them. Cool temps means that it’s officially soup, stew, chili & casserole season! There is nothing like game day; watching football, relaxing and enjoying a cold beer with a nice bowl of chili. The chill of the beer with the heat of the chili is just such a great combination. Oh goodness, reading that I realized I totally sounded like a guy. Maybe the males in the house are rubbing off on me.
I love a spicy chili but in recent years I have not been able to eat as spicy of foods as in the past. This has meant straying from some of my favorites (8 pepper chili) and coming up with a new chili recipe. Not to worry though, this is spicy. It’s just not tear inducing spicy and it can be made hotter than it already is and for some it may be to spicy already, but we like it here. So here is my take on a food staple in most homes… Game Day Chili.
- 2 lbs. ground sirloin
- 1/2 c. spanish onion, chopped
- 1 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. cumin
- 1 tsp. Mexican oregano
- 1/2 tsp chipotle powder (optional)
- 1 packet of chili seasoning. I used McCormick 30% less sodium.
- 1 29oz. can of tomato sauce
- 1 7 3/4 oz. can Mexican hot tomato sauce
- 2 15 oz. can chili beans in mild or hot sauce
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the ground sirloin and the onion and saute for 10-12 minutes, or until meat is browned and onion is tender. Drain grease.
- Add the ground black pepper, garlic powder, cumin, Mexican oregnao, chipotle powder, tomato sauces, chili seasoning mix and chili beans in chili sauce. Mix well, bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for at least an hour.
- Mexican hot tomato sauce can be found in the Mexican food aisle at many grocery stores. It is in small cans and is a great spicy alternative to standard tomato sauces.