Chili is a staple in the winter. It’s warm, it’s comforting, and I can easily make a big pot of it and we can enjoy it for several days. There are so many different versions of chili as well and I find that I’m always adding something new. Some of my favorite chili recipes on the blog are Chili and Rice Casserole (which is one of my most popular recipes as well), Chipotle Beef Chili (which I won a recipe contest with), Double Pork Chili Colorado, and Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili.
When I started working on this chili I looked to see what kind of vegetables I had available. My parents had just been down and my mom likes to share her CSA with me so I had fresh tomatoes, bell peppers, and garlic that would be great in chili. In my own garden I had banana peppers and a few bell peppers as well. I gathers all those ingredients together as well as a package of ground beef and some chili beans and I was ready to go!
This Garden Fresh Chili tastes like it’s fresh from the garden which is awesome. I usually use canned tomatoes because they are easy to use but there is definitely a big difference when using fresh tomatoes. I needed to add more seasonings and spices but I think that just added to the overall flavor.
This chili is hearty and flavorful and perfect for enjoying on a Sunday afternoon during football games or Sunday evenings for a big family dinner. It makes plenty so invite your friends over! Want to enjoy it quietly in your own home? You will have leftovers for several days to come.
We like to repurposed our chili whenever we have leftovers. Some of our favorite ways to use it for another meal are to grill hot dogs and use the chili as a hot dog topping. Another favorite is to use the chili on top of oven nachos in place of the ground beef. The last way we use it is to stir it into macaroni and cheese for chili mac. I love being able to cook once and eat twice (or in this case even three times!)
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 348 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 76mg Sodium: 1690mg Carbohydrates: 20g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 9g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 28g
A Hezzi-D Original recipe
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