Monday, October 1, 2012

Fresh Tomato Chili Recipe (no cans!)


Jeannine’s Fresh Tomato Chili (no cans!)

Ingredients: ½ to 1 lb ground beef
½ to 1 medium onion, diced
½ green pepper, diced
½ red pepper, diced
1 T minced garlic (2-3 cloves)
20 medium ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges
1.5 T chili powder
1 T cumin
1t salt
1t black pepper
1-2 cups cooked black beans (Ok, you can use a can if you want, but I cook my own dried beans)
½ c brown minute rice (or cooked rice)
Shredded cheddar cheese
Plain yogurt or sour cream


Directions:
1. Put onions, garlic, and peppers in a large sauce pan. Add ground beef, cover and cook on medium-low heat until beef is no longer pink.
2. Add tomato wedges, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper, mix thoroughly.
3. Bring to boil, then simmer, covered for 30-60 minutes.
4. Just before serving add beans and rice. If rice is uncooked, let simmer about 10 minutes until rice is done
5. Serve in bowls with shredded cheese, and a dollop of plain yogurt or sour cream.  

3 comments :

Jenn said...

This sounds delicious!

k9krush said...

Would you please explain what you mean by "20 tomatoes"? I have some pretty big tomatoes here, some weighting more than a pound, and I can't imagine that I would use 20 of them. Could you tell me in oz/lbs. how much this recipe calls for? Thanks

Jeannine Eubanks said...

Hey k9krush, I think a "medium tomato" would be roughly the size of a person's fist. So if yours are huge, probably 10 tomatoes would be plenty. The beauty of chili is that you can adjust the ingredients to suit your needs and tastes, so the amount of tomatoes you use is ultimately up to you. :) Thanks for reading!

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