Monday, July 30, 2012

Mr. T's favorite Spicy Two-Bean Chili

Mr. T loves chili.  He could probably eat it every day.  This is the recipe I use when I'm making a pot of chili just for him.  He likes things much spicier than I do.

I'm lucky to have a farmer close by that makes a spicy ground sausage.  It's delicious and really adds a lot to the chili pot.

Everyone makes chili differently but this method works well for me. 

Mr. T's favorite Spicy Two-Bean Chili:

1 pound spicy ground sausage
1 large can chili beans
1 large can black beans
2 cans tomatoes with green chilies
1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 large white onion, diced
2-3 jalapeno peppers, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chili powder
3 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon black pepper

In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon olive oil.  Add the diced onion and cook until soft.  Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.

While the onions are cooking add the cans of black beans, pinto beans, and canned tomatoes to a crock pot.  Add the cooked onions and garlic to the crock pot and add the ground sausage to the hot skillet.  Stir and cook until brown. 

Add the sausage and all of the rest of the ingredients to the crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Fun Fact:

Peppers are all over the Farmer's Market right now and I stocked up on these 'Chocolate Jalapenos'.  They're much smaller than the traditional green peppers but are just as spicy.  I'd recommend trying them out if peppers are your thing.

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