Heidi over at Sacred and Profane has come up with a great idea....if you have ever watched the Food Network, there is a show called Iron Chef, or Iron Chef America. Two chefs compete to see who can come up with the best recipes from a certain ingredient given to them.
Well, Heidi has decided that it would be fun to do that "blogstyle"....and I totally agree. I always need inspiration to cook. Every month bloggers everywhere are challenged to post a recipe based on the ingredient or type of food Heidi decides upon. This week the category is CHILI! Then you link back to her site and she will pick three recipes at random for people to try that month and to vote on for who has the best recipe.... Doesn't that sound like fun? and delish too! So here is my recipe for chili...it came out of a book my mom made for me soon after we got married with recipes that she always made for us growing up....
4 pounds ground sirloin
olive oil or butter
2 cans (6 oz each) tomato paste. thinned with water
3 cups onions, chopped (about 3 to 4 medium ones)
3/4 cup green pepper, chopped (1 medium size)
2 to 10 cloves of garlic, minced...(to taste)..I like a lot
3 T chili powder
1 T ground cumin
1 T ground oregano
1/2 tsp basil
In a 4 quart pot, cook meat in a little olive oil or butter (or a blend of the two) until no longer pink. Drain excess fat.
Add remaining ingredients and simmer 2 to 3 hours with the lid on....Serve!
If you want to play along, visit Heidi's blog to submit your name for the contest...or just make the three recipes she will decide upon soon and vote for the one you like most!!!