Sunday, November 6, 2011

Easy SCD Chili (SCD, GFCF)


My dad has a saying, "Chili today, hot tamale". This is so true of Texas weather. One day it can be thirty degrees and the next day it can be eighty. This year we went from five months of August right into chili season. We have a hard time keeping the saltine crackers and cheddar cheese in stock at our little rural store. Everyone has a nice warm bowl of chili on their minds.

This recipe is from my son's grandmother. I have only adapted the seasoning to make it SCD legal, you can use my spice blend or a SCD legal chili powder. It's very easy. Cook's Illustrated suggests adding the spices to the hot oil before browning the meat for more depth.

Easy SCD Chili
2 TBSP. Cooking Oil
1 Onion, diced fine
1/4 to 1/3 cup SCD Legal Chili Powder
Cloves of Garlic, to taste
2 lbs. Lean Ground Meat
4 cups Tomato Juice
1 Whole Fresh Chili Pepper (optional)

Heat oil over medium heat in a dutch oven type pot. Add onions, chili powder, and minced garlic, cook until onions are tender. Add ground meat and brown. Add tomato juice and simmer for 20 minutes or more. If you are adding a chili pepper add it with the tomato juice and leave it whole (like you would a bay leaf). You can serve it with shredded cheddar cheese. I have a friend who serves her chili over steamed cauliflower and says it's delicious.

This post is linked to Fightback Fridays.

5 comments:

  1. Hi! I just made this last night, and it is absolutely delicious. and so easy! your blog is a great resource.

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  2. Hello, looks good. Why no beans?

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    1. Perhaps it's a Texas thing, lots of beanless chilis here.

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  3. I just made this chili using the homemade chili powder from this website, and it was delicious! The best and freshest chili I have ever made. I used Dei Fratelli brand Truly tomato juice. I also added kidney beans that had been soaked for 24 hours. My chili needed more chili powder, so all in all, I used about 1 cup. I couldn't eat it fast enough, and even forgot about the fact that I couldn't have cheese and sour cream! Might want to scale back a bit on the Cayenne is you don't like it hot. Wonderful recipe.

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  4. I just made this chili using the homemade Chili Powder recipe from this website, and it was fabulous! Best and freshest chili I've ever made. I used Dei Fratelli brand Truly Tomato Juice. I also added kidney beans that had been soaked for 24 hours. In my opinion, I needed more of the homemade Chili Powder, so all in all, I used about 1 cup. If you are sensitive to spicy things, you might want to scale back a bit on the Cayenne. Wonderful recipe.

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