Fall is here, and that means it’s time for some yummy, hearty meals. I don’t know about you, but I just love fall foods and drinks! Soup, stew, chili, hot chocolate, hot apple cider…Mmmmm. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it!
One of my favorite fall recipes is chili with rice. It’s so easy to make and very delicious! Chili actually has many advantages to it. It’s a recipe you can make ahead of time, and just pull out and heat up when you want it. It freezes really well, so you can make a big batch and freeze some for later. Plus, chili can be made many different ways, so you can cater to what your family likes.
Today I am going to share my chili recipe with you. I’ll even give you tips on how you can change it up a bit. Enjoy!
- 1 lb ground hamburger or ground turkey
- 1 large onion chopped
- 3 cloves garlic diced
- 1 29oz can Crushed Tomatoes
- 3 Tbsp Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Sugar
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 15oz can Dark Kidney beans
- 1 15oz can Light Kidney beans
- 1 15oz can Chili beans
- 1 15oz can Cannelloni beans
- 1 Red Bell Pepper diced
- 1 Green Bell Pepper diced
- Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- Brown ground beef, onion, and garlic together in a sauce pan. Once cooked through, drain the mixture.
- Add diced red and green peppers, and cook for about 5 minutes.
- Add crushed tomatoes, chili powder, sugar, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir well.
- Let cook over medium heat for 15 minutes.
- Add all of the beans, and stir well.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour.
- When the chili is almost done cooking, prepare the rice according to the directions. (I like to use minute rice. Super easy and ready in just 5 minutes!)
- Serve over rice and top with cheddar cheese. I also like to eat my chili with corn bread or crusty French bread on the side.
**Be sure to taste as you go. Then you can adjust the seasonings to your liking.**
- Want a vegetarian meal? Just omit the ground beef/ground turkey.
- Like different types of meat? Try using ground venison, lamb, or another meat instead.
- Vary the types of beans used.
- Add or subtract the bell peppers.
- Just want the chili? Don’t like rice? Omit the rice all together. It still tastes just as good!