Wednesday, December 12, 2012


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.
 Stir frequently
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!

(And don't forget: If you try this one and post a photo of it on my Facebook author page,

you could win a gift basket worth $100!)


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