Thirty-one Days of Lor-cipies
A Christmas Gift to You
from Loree Lough
Yes, it's true: I'm always on a deadline. So to ensure that my family gets well-balanced, nutritious meals, I rely heavily on my trusty slow cooker. And throughout the month of December—one of the busiest months of the year—I'm sharing my family's favorite recipes with you.
December 12: Loree's Meaty Chili
1 pound ground beef
¼ pound ground sausage
1 large onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, sliced
2 jalapeno peppers, chopped (REMEMBER TO WEAR GLOVES, AND DON'T TOUCH YOUR EYES!!!!)
1 clove garlic, minced
1-28 ounce can whole peel tomatoes, undrained and cut
1-15 ounce can chili beans, undrained
8 ounces tomato juice
¾ cup water
¼ cup ketchup
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon dried thyme
Over medium-high heat, cook beef, sausage, onion, celery, jalapenos, and garlic
in a 6-quart Dutch oven until meat is browned and onion is tender.
Add tomatoes (with liquid), beans, tomato juice, water, ketchup, sugar, chili powder, salt, cumin, thyme, salt and pepper
Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently
Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for one hour, stirring occasionally.
Serve with cornbread or biscuits and a side salad, and enjoy!