Sunday, February 10, 2008

No Paycheck Chili

So it's not much too look at since I was in no mood to stage a sexy chili photo, but this was really good chili. It's "No Paycheck" since we were out of money until the next paycheck and resisted the temptation to rack up some Skymiles by buying groceries. So, I came up with the following chili w/stuff from the pantry.

1 lb ground round (or just reg. ground beef)
handful dehydrated onions
salt, pepper, seasonings to taste ( 1-2 T. chili powder, 1 t. cumin, pinch paprika, pinch cayenne pepper, etc.)
1 T. brown sugar
1 can chili beans, drained
1 can other beans (like red or kidney), drained
1 can tomatoes (plain or mexican style)
1/2 small can tomato paste
Add water or beef stock to thin to desired consistency
Brown ground beef with onions and salt/pepper. Drain fat if you want. Once brown, add seasonings and brown sugar. Cook a couple minutes. Add tomatoes, beans, tomato paste and water. Cook for a few minutes and taste; adjust seasonings. This is also good with a chopped red pepper cooked w/the ground beef.


Amy said...

Chili is one of my families favorite "No Paycheck" meals.

Ryan said...

I made the chili tonight for dinner and it was really good! I used pinto beans and the chili beans. My family really liked it. Thanks Cathy!