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This is my view out of my kitchen window here in Michigan.  Yes, it is another cold blistery day at 5 degrees.  It is the perfect day for some sweetly heated chilli.  Nothing warms your bones on a day like today like some warm chilli.   This chilli has a mild kind of heat that should not cause anyone to break in to a sweat but is just enough to add some personality.  I hope you enjoy it and keep warm out there!  By the way, sorry about the picture quality.  I am working on it!



3 lbs. hamburger

1 large sweet onion

3 large colorful peppers

4 large fresh garlic cloves minced

3 T. chilli powder

2 t. paprika

1/2 t. cayenne pepper   ( I used organic seasoning which is stronger, if you use regularly     seasoning you may want to add a little with caution).

3 quarts diced tomatoes or 96 ounces (I used my own stewed tomatoes with onion).

2 t. cumin

1 t. garlic powder

1-12 ounce jar roasted sweet red peppers

3-15.25 ounce cans red kidney beans (I used low sodium)

1-5.5 ounce can of tomato paste

1 T. Worcestershire sauce

2 T. green chillies


Brown the 3 pounds of hamburger and the minced garlic together over low medium heat in a large frying pan.  Once the meat is browned add all of the dry seasonings.  Cut the peppers and onion into large pieces, the size of cubed cheese while the meat is cooking.  In a separate frying pan, sweat together the colorful peppers and onion in the olive oil over low heat just until tender, not mushy.

After the meat, garlic and seasonings are cooked together pour into a large pot or dutch oven.  Then add the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, green chillies, kidney beans, jar of roasted sweet peppers (cut up into large pieces) and Worcestershire sauce. Makes 19 cups of chilli.


Please let me know how I am doing and leave a comment!