Edda’s chili

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This is by no means an “authentic chili”. I don’t know how to get creative and make up awesome recipes. That being said, I have successfully “re-created” my favourites after eating them several times.

First I research what is in the “typical” or similar dishes. Then I try to remember what the dish taste like and write down what I think is in there.

This is another  “imitation” of a dish I like. Chili from Tim Hortons. Only the canadians would know what I am talking about. Tim Hortons is a chain that sells coffee, doughnuts, sandwiches, soups n CHILI. First time I ever ate chili was theirs and since then I LOVE IT, and coz of awesome 24 hour stores, it has filled some late night studying with a lot of warmth! ahhh…

The last time I made this dish was over 2 yrs ago so it took a lot of tasting n adjusting the spices~ But here goes…

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What you will need:

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1 1/2 lb lean ground  beef

1/2 lb sausage (I use andouille or chorizo before, both works)

3 garlic cloves (miced finely)

1/2 large onion (diced)

1/2 large green pepper (diced)

1/2 large red pepper (diced)

1 cup button mushrooms (sliced – about 8 pieces)

1 can diced tomatoes

1 can of kidney beans ( I didn’t have any so i left it out)

2 cups beef stock

1/2 cup flour

spices:

1 tablespoon chili powder

1/2 tablespoon paprika

1/4 tablespoon cayenne pepper

1/2 tablespoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon Worchestshire

1/2 tablespoon tobasco

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1. Brown meat – first beef, then the sausage

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2. Remove meat – cook onions for about 1 min

– add peppers and mushrooms

– cook for about 3 minutes

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3. Add 1/2 cup flour to veggies and brown for about 1 minute

4. Add meat

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5. Add all spices – cook for a minute

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6. Add beef stock, canned tomatoes, beans, soy sauce, worchestshire, tobasco

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7. Once boiling, turn down heat on low

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Cook for about 2 hours.

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All done!

Now all you need is a dollop of sour cream (which I didn’t have), some shredded cheddar, chopped scallions or finely minced onions!

I normally like this with fresh baked buns or any hard crust loaf.

This time I served it with corn bread~

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Other ways I eat my chili

– on top of a hot dog – CHILI DOG

– over pasta (awesome spicy meat sauce)

– over rice

– with an egg on top and cheese (the yolk gives it an awesome creaminess)

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