Maybe it's a man thing. It seems that every man (at least on TV) has a secret recipe for the world's best chili. They enjoy chili cook-offs and spend hours in the kitchen perfecting the mix.
Terry totally fits into this "man" thing. He loves to make chili. There are even chili cook-offs at work and if he could figure out how to bring a pot full of chili to work on the bus, he'd so enter and win that contest!
So when I asked him if I could photograph his chili and put the recipe up on the blog, I was expecting a big fat "NO!" Wouldn't want to divulge his secret to the Team LT reading masses. But then I remembered that this is Terry we're talking about and he doesn't harbour a need to keep his chili recipe (or pretty much anything else you ask him) a secret.
I photographed it on the second day because my camera battery died when we were eating it the first day. Leftover chili is even better! Unfortunately, the photos aren't because half of the chili is missing from the pot. :(
Ground beef (A lot if you've got it)
1 can tomato juice
1 can tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 chopped mushroom
1/4 cup chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried orageno
1/2 teaspoon white sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
2 cups red beans, drained and rinsed
1 can beans and pork in tomato sauce
Place ground beef in a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly browned. Drain, crumble.
Add all ingredients (including beef) to a large kettle. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Yum yum! The perfect recipe for a cool autumn evening. :)