Stacy’s Go-To Chili

Stacy's Chili

Do you have one of those go to recipes? With two kids under three, I seem to be going to these types of dishes more and more often. (One kid is always – literally – pulling on my leg as I cook.) And as we are settling into colder weather, I’ve started to turn to my comfort foods.

Last night, it was chili. I don’t really use a recipe anymore but my version is based on the recipe in The Cooking Club Cookbook. I like that it isn’t too spicy, especially since post pregnancy I seem to have more issues with spiciness.  Here’s my adapted recipe.

Stacy’s Chili

  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey, browned
  • one small onion, chopped and sautéed
  • two cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 can (15 oz) of diced tomatoes – sometimes I double this for lots of pieces!
  • 20 to 24 oz of tomato soup
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained
  • 1 can dark beer – I usually use Guinness
  • approximately ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • approximately ¼ teaspoon of pepper
  • approximately 1/8 teaspoon of chili powder

On occasion, I’ve thrown some shredded carrots in also to increase my vegetable intake!

Honestly, this is a dump everything into the dutch oven and let simmer, which is the best kind of recipe sometimes. The longer it simmers the better! I like it to get a bit thick which requires about 4-7 hours of simmering with regular stirring. I recommend rolls as a side and perhaps (if of age) a beer to compliment the one in the dish.

What are your easy to cook comfort foods? I’m always looking for new recipes!

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