BuffaloSpree.com's Recipe of the Week: JR’S Homegrown Homemade Chili

Taken from "Powder Keg's Chili Cook-off Winners," Buffalospree.com, 2011.

JR’S Homegrown Homemade Chili 


2 lbs homegrown, local ground beef

2 qts of homegrown canned stewed tomatoes

1 can dark red kidney beans, undrained

1 can light red kidney beans, undrained

1 onion, minced

1 chili pepper, minced

1 green pepper, minced

1 package of taco seasoning

2 tsp cumin

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tbsp Italian herbs

3 tsp crushed red pepper

1 1/2 tsp thyme

1 tsp rubbed Dalmatian sage

1 tbsp oregano

1/2 tsp of rosemary

3/4 tsp garlic powder

16 oz tomato sauce

6 oz tomato paste

salt and pepper, to taste

Fully cook 2 lbs of locally-raised ground beef. Drain. In a separate pot combine 2 quarts of home-canned stewed tomatoes,16 oz tomato sauce, 6 oz tomato paste and both cans of kidney beans with their liquid. Simmer on low heat. Mince your green pepper, onion and chili pepper, and add to the pot. Add the meat and stir, continuing to simmer. Add all of the spices and cook for 35 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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