Recipe: Chili When it’s Chilly

posted in: Gluten Free, Recipes | 14

When it gets chilly out it is time to cook a pot of chili. I make lots and freeze it for later, as you never know when you need some comfort food.

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  • Ingredients
  • 454 grams of extra lean ground beef
  • large can of diced tomatoes
  • large can of red kidney beans
  • small tin of tomato paste
  • chili seasoning to your taste
  • sweet onion, about 1/4 cup
  • celery, 1 or 2 stalks
  • garlic if you wish

Ingredients in this recipe are naturally gluten free and I make sure that any tinned ingredients are gluten free before using.

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  • chop onions and saute in a frypan
  • add chopped celery, continue to saute
  • add garlic if you choose, the amount is up to your liking
  • add ground beef

Cook, stirring frequently and drain of any extra fat from cooking the ground beef.

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  • stir in chili powder to suit your taste
  • stir in tomato paste

Transfer it into a big pot to simmer. Add the tomatoes and kidney beans. I drain and rinse the kidney beans before adding.

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I just love that little gadget that clips onto the side of the pot to rest the spoon on.

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It saves having a small bowl or a spoon rest container on the counter. And any drips go right back into the pot.

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You can still put the lid on the pot but one side will be a little higher due to the spoon rest.

Once the chili is done, serve with some nice crusty bread and freeze portions for later.

Do you have a favourite kitchen gadget?

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Even though chili isn’t really a soup, it is comfort food so I’m still sharing it with Souper Sundays.

My cooking is always gluten free. Find a yummy recipe to cook.

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14 Responses

  1. Linda

    I love chilli but can’t eat it now which is quite sad I bet this tastes amazing. Have a lovely weekend. x

  2. Lorrie

    For dinner this evening we had vegetarian chili made by our daughter. Very tasty and perfect for a cool Friday night.

  3. Myrtle

    I used to make chili but since Dave passed I have not, It does not agree with Al or me now but I would love a bowl once in awhile.

  4. CC

    The Chili sounds and looks amazing! Thanks for that.
    Snickerdoodles? You’re kidding! A rare one. Don’t see them very often. Will be back for some soup. Stay Well. C

  5. Jeannie

    I tried this today but made a few adjustments. Pinto beans instead of red beans, that was what was in the cabinet. Green peppers instead of celery, they were in the refrigerator. I cooked it in the crockpot so it would be ready when everyone walked in for dinner. I served it with crusty bread from the bread machine.

    It was a hit. None will be left for the freezer.


    • Crafty Gardener

      I frequently make substitutions for recipes, depends on what I have on hand in the cupboard. Thanks fir stopping by, glad you enjoyed the chili.

  6. Vondean Erickson

    Hope you had a nice Christmas and also wishing you a happy better 2021.
    I had a nice Christmas with my son Tim and his partner at their house. We ate outside as a beautiful day. So different than what I have had in the past.

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