Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Lets start with a great chili-recipe that is quick and easy to make and and is both healthy and delicious. I started making this recipe for a nice fulfilling meal during those cold winters here in Canada and since then I have added a little spice to it!

Alexandria's Amazing Chili Recipe

1 lb. of extra-lean ground beef or turkey
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 onion
2 garlic cloves
1 spoon tomato paste
1 can of crushed tomatoes
1/2 can water
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
8 mushrooms
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
3-4 chili peppers (whole)
1/2 jalepeno pepper

1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
1 tbsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp hot sauce
1 1/2 tbsp chili pwder
1 1/2 tbsp dried parsley
2 1/2 tbsp cumin


Cook onion and garlic in oil. Add meat and brown. Salt the meat to taste here. Add tomatoes, paste, beans, green and red pepper, and mushrooms. Add spicy peppers whole and stir. Add spices one at a time, stirring between each addition. Cook on medium heat for 10 min. Reduce to simmer and let the chili slowly cook to give it flavor. Serve with tortilla chips or bread.

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