Monday, November 17, 2008

What's For Supper Ya'll? Chili!

Here are some wonderful Chili Recipes to try!

Quick and Easy Chicken Chili

1 (15.5 ounce) can corn
1 (15.5 ounce) can white hominy
2 (15.5 ounce) cans pinto beans
2 (15.5 ounce) cans kidney beans
1 (12 ounce) jar salsa
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 cup water
1 pound shredded cooked chicken

Stir together the corn, hominy, pinto beans, and kidney beans in a large saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Stir in the salsa, chili powder, cumin, and water; return to a boil. Cook another 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken to serve.

Seven Peper Chili
2 pounds beef tip
1 (18 ounce) bottle barbeque sauce
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, diced
2 tablespoons diced habanero pepper
2 pepperoncini, diced
1 tablespoon diced serrano pepper
1 tablespoon diced fresh cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon diced pequin chile pepper
2 tablespoons diced jalapeno chile pepper
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 pounds ground beef
1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, drained
Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate. Brush beef tip with barbeque sauce and grill 5 to 8 minutes on a side, or to desired doneness, brushing frequently with sauce. Set aside.

In a large pot over medium heat, cook onion and bell, habanero, pepperoncini, serrano, cayenne, pequin and jalapeno peppers until onion is translucent. Stir in cumin, paprika, oregano and chili powder and cook until fragrant. Stir in ground beef and cook until brown. Drain.
Stir in tomato sauce, any remaining barbeque sauce and beans. Cut grilled tip steak into bite sized pieces and stir into chili as well. Continue to cook until thickened and flavors have blended and mixture is thoroughly heated. Thin with water if desired.

Fruity Chili
2 (14 ounce) cans tomato sauce
2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
1 pound ground beef
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
1 teaspoon cooking oil
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 banana pepper, chopped
1 apple - peeled, cored, and chopped
1 peach - peeled, pitted, and chopped

Combine the tomato sauce, kidney beans, 2 tablespoons chili powder, 1 tablespoon sugar, and cayenne pepper in a large sauce pan; bring to a simmer over low heat.
Place a large skillet over medium-high heat; place the ground beef in the skillet; season with 2 tablespoons chili powder, 1 tablespoon sugar, and the cayenne pepper; cook until brown; add to the sauce mixture.

Heat the oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat; cook the onion in the oil until slightly browned; add to the sauce mixture, along with the apple, peach, and banana pepper. Allow to simmer another 1 to 2 minutes until hot.

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Easy Chicken Pasta

Easy Chicken Pasta

What's For Supper Ya'll?

White Beans, Pasta and Chicken
8 ounces dried cavatappi, fusilli, rotini, ditaloni, or other short pasta tubes
1 15- to 19-ounce can cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)
12 ounces cooked chicken, shredded
1/4 cup snipped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley sprigs (optional - I usually skip it)
Olive oil (optional - but I recommend at least a little for moisture)
1. In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions; drain well and set aside.
2. In a blender or food processor, combine 3/4 cup of the beans and the chicken broth. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Place bean puree in pan used for cooking the pasta; bring to boiling. Return pasta to pan.
3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook garlic in 1 tablespoon hot olive oil for 1 minute. Add tomatoes; cook for 1 minute. Add the remaining beans, shredded chicken, snipped parsley, pepper and salt. Heat through.
4. Add the tomato mixture to hot pasta; toss to cost. Top with parsley sprigs and additional olive oil. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.
Posted by Stacy Nelson, Easy Dinner

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