Cold, Cold, Cold!
Lately, I have been anticipating the end of the semester, the end of school, and the next thing in my life (whatever that is). Today, I am thankful for my flexible days and cozy couch. I am planted in front of a space heater under a thick zebra blanket and giant lime green hoodie. I have no intentions of facing the cold for at least another couple of hours.
Last night, while the temperature was dropping, I decided dinner was going to be chili and beer bread. I went to a Taste of Home cooking show with some friends, so I have a long list of recipes I want to try from the magazines they distributed.
The chili was soooo good. I a little wetter then chili I am used to, but I so enjoyed it with my hubby as the cold came in. The beer bread was a perfect side to the warm bowl of chili. I have never made beer bread before, but it was very easy and very delicious.
Taste of Home Chiliville Chili
- 1 lb Johnsonville Italian ground mild, sweet or hot Italian Sausage
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 celery ribs, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves. minced
- 3 cans diced tomatoes with green peppers and onions
- 2 cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can beef broth
- 1 6 oz can tomato paste
- 2 Tbls brown sugar
- 2 Tbls chili powder
- 1 Tbls Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- optional red peper flacks and cheese
- Brown sausage and ground beef in a large sauce pan over medium heat.
- Drain grease, and add celery, onion, garlic, and cook until tender (5 min)
- Stir in chili powder, cumin, Worcestershire, brown sugar.
- Stir in broth, tomatos, beans and tomato paste.
- Cover and simmer 20 minutes on low heat.
Super Easy Beer Bread
- 3 cups self rising flour
- 3 Tbls Sugar
- 1/4 Tsp Salt
- I bottle beer or non-alcoholic beer
- 3 Tbls melted butter
* Self rising flour can be made by placing 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt in a measuring cup. Add 1 cup all purpose flour to measure 1 cup.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, sugar and salt.
- Stir in beer and melted butter just until moistened
- Transfer to 8 X 4 loaf pan.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes
I can’t wait to have leftovers for lunch today!
Marley bundles up for the cold too :).