Friday, November 8, 2013


It has finally cooled off here in North Alabama.  
In fact, it is down right COLD!  

It has not even been a month since our family made Brunswick Stew  but we received an invitation to a Chili Cook- off so we decided to make some Chili.  

I have been making this recipe for years, it is my grandmother's recipe. 


1/4 cup Olive Oil
2 large cloves of garlic (peeled and minced)
3 large onions (peeled and chopped)
1 green pepper (seeded and chopped)
4 lbs. hamburger
3 or 4 (1 lb 3 oz) cans whole tomatoes
2 ( 6 ounce) cans tomato paste
1/4 - 1/3 cup Chili Powder
1 teaspoon white vinegar
3 dashes Cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon salt
3 (16 ounce) cans red kidney beans
3 whole cloves
1 bay leaf

In skillet - saute garlic, onions, peppers until tender.  Add hamburger and cook until done.

Have this Hot on stove:
In a large kettle add tomatoes, tomato paste, chili powder, vinegar, cayenne pepper and salt.  After mixing the two above stir into kettle the kidney beans, cloves and bay leaf.

I simmer my chili for several hours on top of the stove, put into crock-pot and refrigerate overnight.  Cook on low for the whole day.

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