Thursday, February 19, 2009

First Foodie Friday!

Welcome to my first Foodie Friday post. This fun new event is hosted by the ever gracious Gollum at Designs by Gollum. We are all invited to a cyber potluck! To see what everyone else is bringing today, make sure to visit Gollum at

If you saw my Valentine's day swap post, you will remember that I mentioned a wonderful chili recipe that I found in Southern Lady magazine. I had not seen this publication before, and was so excited to discover it. It really has a wealth of wonderful decorating ideas, but more importantly (at least in this house) some really great recipes! This is probably one of the best chilis I've ever made or had, and considering that we live in Texas where chili is an art form, that's saying something.

Spicey Chipotle Chili (makes 8 servings)

2 pounds lean ground beef or chili meat
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 Cups chopped yellow onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3 Cups water
2 (16 oz) cans hot chili beans, undrained
2 (14.5 oz) cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes
2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
2 chipotle chili peppers in adobo sauce, minced
2 tablespoons adobo sauce
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1. In dutch oven, cook beef over med-high heat until browned. Remove meat from pan, drain and set aside.
2. In dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add reserved ground beef, water and remaining ingredients. Stir to combine well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and cook covered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Tip: PLEASE make sure to wear gloves or wash hands VERY well after dicing the peppers. DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT forget and rub your eyes, bite your nails or do anything else silly while working with peppers, such as attempting to pet the cat. I'm speaking from personal experience here!

I always serve chili with green chili corn muffins. I'll be honest, I cheat and use a fantastic mix that I get at a little gourmet kitchen store here, but you can always chop up some canned green chilis and throw them into your favorite cornbread recipe.

Hope you enjoy this chili as much as we did. DH suffers from acid reflux, so we don't have spicy food every day. But some days he just says "it's a two purple pill day" and throws caution to the wind lol. This is fairly spicy, some might find it too hot, some might not think it's hot enough, but I'm going to play Goldilocks and says it's just right! Enjoy! Now stop by Gollum's place and see what everyone else is bringing to the party.


once in a blue moon... said...

looks good and love the music!

Happy To Be said...

Thanks for the recipe and it still looks YUMMY!! hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh...Double, no...triple YUM!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This looks absolutely delicious, and I love "Southern Lady" magazine. I will definitely have to try this. Thanks so much for letting us know about it. :-)

Happy Foodie Friday!


Sheila :-)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This looks delicious! I'll have to try this (and two purple pills)! laurie

xinex said...

Yummy! I love spicy food!...Christine

marty39 said...

Kat, that sounds so good and we love chili. I have already copied the recipe and will definitely make some. We're suppossed to have rain next week and I always think chili when it rains. Hugs, Marty

Susan said...

Looks delicious!!

Happy Foodie Friday!


prof en retraite said...

Hi Kat...Well, now this sounds so good! Thanks for the recipe! I will have to try it...and find that magazine. Also...thanks for the pepper chopping advice as well! Was poor Sax involved in your hard-learned lesson?? I hope not!! Hugs...Debbie

Lori said...

I am from Louisiana and I love hot foods.. Can't wait to try this...

Oh, and yes my back will fill better. My purse holds his wallet and her wallet.hehe.

Lori said...

I wanted to say feel better. To quick with the fingers..

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you!!!

My husband loves chili. I'm definitly trying this one. :)

Gollum said...

I'm so glad you joined our Potluck!I have never tried Adobe sauce, and I shall look for it. This recipe sounds like the perfect combination of hearty and heat. I love chili recipes that call for brown sugar!

Blondie's Journal said...

This recipe sound really good and I'll have to take your word since you are a Texan!

I'm a little worried about handling the chili's. Once chopping hot chili's, the whole room filled with the fumes and we were all coughing! But if DH can risk his acid reflux, we can deal with a little cough!


Linda said...

That sounds so good...and you are right about those chili peppers! Beware! I know it's great if hubby will risk a 2 pill night for it! Linda

prairiedog said...

Hi Kat.glad you got the day off,have a good one! I was looking at your recipe and would love to try it but I've never seen some of those ingredients here.I would be substituting like crazy.I've nver seen fire roasted tomatoes,canned hot chili beans and not sure about the adohbe sauce either.I am going to look as soon as I go to work,maybe I just never noticed them.
((hugs))) Cyndi

Robin said...

YUMMMYYYYY!!! That looks so good on this very cold day!!!

imjacobsmom said...

Mmmm! My brother would love this chili recipe and I am going to make this for him! ~ Robyn

tardevil said...

This Foodie Friday is killing me. I've seen so much good looking food before 10 a.m., and I'm not even a good cook. Makes me wonder...what's for dinner?! Have a great weekend.

Kathysue said...

I love chili and I love cornbread both sound wonderful,I am not sure if I could handle the spice but I think everything else sounds wonderful.Great Job,Kat

Shelia said...

Oh, I do love my chili, especially eaten with a peanut butter sandwich! Thanks for the recipe.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

JyLnC said...

I love chili of any kind, the hotter the better. I'm getting so hungry traveling through all of the Foodie Friday posts. I think I've gained weight just reading.

Happy Foodie Friday!

CC said...

So looks good, I can almost taste it!


Chris said...

Well, that's been copied and put in my Blogland folder. Sounds wonderful. Thaks.


Jeanette said...

We like our food spicy and hot here and this chili sounds wonderful. I just love chipoltes in adobo sauce. This recipe I will try for sure.

Lynette said...

Thanks for visiting me today and the well wishes for mom.

Your chili looks yummy - I'll have to try that one!

Have a good weekend!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I get Southern Lady magazine too and I've made this chili! It was wonderful. My hubby has reflux also -- the poor dears who suffer from that! I love hot and spicey foods so I hope it never happens to me.

Happy Foodie Friday!

Kathleen said...

OK, I'll have a little spoonful and a container of sour cream!
DH would love it!

jerseygirl211 said...


My DH loves to make Chili and I'll be sure to pass your recipe on to him, I might even eat this one. ;)

Thanks for your visit to my blog, hope you'll get to try the Peach Kuchen.


Paula Bee said...

I'll definitely try this! It looks delicious. It may be the perfect dinner for tomorrow night- we are expecting more rain and I always think of chili as one of those great warm you up dishes! Thanks, Paula

~CC Catherine said...

mmmmmmm good! ;) ~CC Catherine

Bo said...

Whew Kathy...this does sound like a good bowl of red...but hot as blue blazes! But since you're a Texas sista...I'm going to trust you that it is DH can eat things hotter than me, but I'm no sissy either...LOL I think I'll give this a try...we have a fire dep't. fairly close by!
;-) Bo

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

i love a good chili! I had to chuckle when I read about NOT rubbing eyes after handling peppers- I don't know how many times I have done that one!!


Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Having a warm bowl of chili is a comfort food for winter.

Thanks for coming by for Foody Friday. I appreciate the visit.

Sweet Wishes,

Foley said...

Always looking for new chili recipes..something different for all of our chili cook-offs! Looks good!

Diane said...

This looks so good! Thanks for the recipe! ♥ Diane

Lisa said...

We like spicy! Cornbread is my absolute favorite. Yep, all in all, that would be a winning meal.