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.
- 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!