And not just any chili! Momlene's chili! It's the best. I've fooled around with ideas trying to come up with my own recipe with zero luck. I mean, why fix something that really isn't broken. So I am going to share the recipe with you. Last time I shared a recipe I got a snotty comment from someone because my measurements weren't exact, if you need exact measurements I am sad to say they won't be so exact in his recipe either. I don't need rude comments to tell me that I am no good I sharing recipes I already know so please keep them to yourself :)
Momlene's Chili Recipe (with a couple Maggie twists)
1/2 pound of ground turkey (or burger, *venison (that's what Momlene does), or some other ground meat...alligator?)
1/2 pound of HOT pork sausage (I like the spice, you may not. Do what you want)
1 can fire roasted tomatoes undrained (NOT the fire roasted tomatoes with garlic, tried it and hated it)
1 can pork and beans (I only use Van Camps...but again do what you want and no it's not gross it's muy bueno. Trust me)
1 can chili beans (I use medium because the spicy pork adds a lot of heat, you can use hot or if you need to use mild you can if you're a big baby joking joking)
Oh and don't drain any of the beans either.
1 pack of Williams chili seasoning (GASP! Yes it's packaged, I don't care, I can't come up with anything better so there) Use the whole pack even though it's only a pound of meat, trust me.
**1/4 bag of frozen corn (you can use fresh, if you used canned drain it first)
This part gets a little loosey goosey. I always fill one of my bean cans and fill it about 1/4 of the way full with water and then rinse all the other cans with the water and dump it in the pot. You don't HAVE to do it, but that's what Momlene does so that's what I do. After the water I add some ketchup...I have no exact measurements for this I always just wing it, today I just counted to ten while squirting it on in the pot. I know, I know, go ahead and judge me. If I had to put a measurement on it I would say like three tablespoons or so. There.
Have all the ingredients ready? Good.
Now brown your meat. Drain your meat. Dump everything into the pot and simmer it for thirty minutes minimum. Easy peasey rice and cheesey. Now eat it up! NOM NOM NOM.
* Momlene only uses a pound of venison or ground beef no spicy pork.
** Momlene doesn't use corn, but like the little pops of sweet and crispiness in your mouth while you are devouring the chili.
There you go. It's cold, go make some chili use this recipe if you want :). But don't go to Wendy's and get their chili. They put green peppers in it and huge old chunks of onion. Disgusting.