Monday, January 10, 2011

It's a Chilly/Chili Kind of Day

Let it snow, Let it snow!  Hey, you can't control it you might as well enjoy it.  What can be more beautiful in winter than the snow softly falling to the ground.  As I sit here typing this, I can look out over the lake and watch the snow settling on top of the water.  So pretty.  If you haven't done it yet, step outside for a moment and just listen.  There is nothing so quiet and pristine as a new snowfall.  I don't think I ever let a snow go by without doing this...just step out on the deck and listen.  The quiet brings such a "peace on earth", I love it!!

Well, I'm trying a new recipe today and thought I'd share it with you.  It just seemed like a perfect day for a pot of simmering chili for supper and boy does it smell good.  I'm sure my hubby will be excited when he comes home after being out in the cold.

Mushroom Salsa Chili Recipe
Photo by: Taste of Home
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) chunky salsa
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Hunt’s® Original Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) Hunt’s® Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1/2 cup each chopped green pepper, sweet red and yellow pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and thinly sliced green onions, optional


  • In a large skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker.
  • Stir in the beans, salsa, tomatoes, onion, tomato sauce, mushrooms, peppers and seasonings. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until flavors are blended. Garnish with cheese, sour cream and green onions if desired. Yield: 8 servings.


Rachelle said...

Wow. That looks really good right now. I love mushrooms...never thought to put them in chili.

Christy said...

That sounds delicious, though, I too, never thought about adding mushrooms! I've been searching, for several years, to find a chili recipe, like my old tried and true one, that used a Chili Con Carne roll. Apparently, it's no longer made, due to the fact that it was about 50% lard! Oh, it was sooo good though!

amazey said...

Could you come over to my house and make that please? I am horrible at cooking but that just looks so delicious. I may have to give it a try!

Dee said...

Oh come on's easy. Just read and follow the recipe. That's all I I am not one of those cooks who whips up gourmet meals out of my head. It's recipes all the way for me. Let me know if you try it. You won't be sorry.