Chili Recipe

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Chili Recipe

What a crazy winter; here in Upper Michigan we hardly have any snow which is highly unusual for us, however the cold is really hanging in there. It has been quite awhile since I made chili and with this cold weather I wanted a chili recipe with a little bit of a bite to it. This Chili recipe is one of the best, you’ll love it. This is a large recipe and it will serve about 12 people. You can cut it in half if it’s too much or freeze the rest. It is great reheated. Enjoy!

 

Chili Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 3 (15) ounce cans chili beans (drained)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili beans in spicy sauce
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes (with juice)
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 3 stalks celery (chopped)
  • 2 green bell peppers (seeded and chopped)
  • 2 green chili peppers (seeded and chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon bacon bits
  • 4 beef bouillon cubes
  • ½ cup beer
  • ¼ cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce (or any hot sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
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Instructions
  1. Step 1: In a large stock pot over medium-high heat add ground beef and Italian sausage. Break into small pieces with a spatula and cook until browned. Drain off any excess fat.
  2. Step 2: Add spicy chili beans (with the sauce), chili beans, diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Next, add in onion, celery, green peppers, green chili peppers, bacon bits, beef bouillon cubes and beer. Season the chili with chili powder, garlic, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, hot pepper sauce, basil, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, and sugar. Mix well. Cover and simmer for 2 hours stirring occasionally.
  3. Chili Recipe 3

 

 

Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup Recipe

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Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup Recipe

I didn’t know it was soup month until after I decided to cook and post this recipe; just thought I would mention it. I just love the taste of barley in beef vegetable soup. It thickens the soup up and has a great taste and the beef  is so tender it just melts in your mouth. Prepare this Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup Recipe before you head out in the cold in the morning and you will come home to a hardy and hot bowl of Beef Barley Soup. Enjoy

Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 lbs beef stew meat
  • 1 tablespoon canola
  • 1 14-1/2 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup sliced fresh carrots
  • ½ cup chopped green pepper
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2\3 cups medium pearl barley
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1\2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1\2 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
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  2. Brown meat in the oil over medium heat.
  3. In a 5 quart slow cooker combine all the ingredients and stir in the meat.
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  5. Cook 8 to 10 hours on low or until meat is tender.

 

 

Slow Cooker/Crock Pot Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe

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Slow Cooker Crock Pot Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe

Cold days and hot soup just a great combination. I decided I wanted to go open water fishing one more time before the lakes cover with ice. I thought It would be great to come home from fishing to a nice hot bowl of soup. I took out the slow cooker and the rest is history. When I got home supper was ready.This Slow Cooker/Crock Pot Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe has a great combination of vegetables and seasoning. You can follow the recipe to a tee or do like I did and add all the vegetables at the same time. So if you’re headed out hunting or fishing get the slow cooker going and have a nice hot bowl of soup ready for you when get home. Enjoy

Slow Cooker/Crock Pot Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb stew meat, cut into ½ "cubes
  • 1 (14½ ounce) can diced tomatoes, do not drain
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 3 stalks of celery, sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 3 beef bouillon cubes
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1½ cups frozen mixed vegetables or soup vegetables
Instructions
  1. In a slow cooker, combine the first 12 ingredients.
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  4. Cook on high for 6 hours.
  5. Add vegetables cover and cook for 2 hours longer or until meat and vegetables are tender.
  6. Note: I just combined all ingredients and cooked untill tender.

 

 

 

Herbed Lamb or Beef Stew Recipe

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This Herbed  Lamb or Beef Stew Recipe is just excellent. What a great combination of spices and other ingredients. This recipe was handed off to me by my boss. He said it was great-he was right- my whole family enjoyed it. Use fresh spices instead of dried if you have them available and double the amount. This recipe originally called for 2 cups water with beef bouillon granules. I changed it to beef stock instead. This is a great fall meal. Give it a try you’ll love it. Enjoy!

Herbed Lamb or Beef Stew Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ pounds of lamb or beef stew meat, cut into ¾ inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cups of beef stock
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 4 medium carrots sliced ½ inch thick ( I used baby carrots )
  • 4 stalks of celery- sliced one inch thick
  • 1 large potato or 2 medium cut into one inch cubes
  • 2 medium onions cut into sliced wedges
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
Instructions
  1. In a fry pan brown the stew meat, one half at a time in the oil.
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  3. In a large pot or Dutch oven combine the browned stew meat, 3 cups of beef stock and all the spices. Bring to a boil then simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Add all the vegetables and cook until tender.
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  6. Combine the flour and sour cream along with 2 tablespoons of cold water. Then add ½ cup of the cooking broth to the mixture and mix thoroughly. Then combine the mixture back into the stew.
  7. Cook until thickened.
  8. Serve hot.

 

 

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe

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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe
This is a thick and hardy Split Pea Soup Recipe. With the  Slow cooker coming to the rescue again. When you are busy what a time saver. With the cold weather and snow setting in nationwide it is just a great time for a good bowl of hot soup. This is a simple recipe. Its has very little prep time so you can get it set up and be on your way quickly. Depending on the ham you are using in this recipe watch the salt that you add. Very easy to get it too salty. The recipe calls for one tablespoon, I would salt it to taste. My wife said it was perfect, however I thought a little less would have been better. Enjoy!
Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 1 (16 ounce) package dried split peas, rinsed
  • 2 cups ham, diced or 1 ham bone (meaty) or 2 ham hocks
  • 1 cup carrot, diced
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons parsley flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon salt (to taste-definitely reduce if not using water)
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1½ quarts hot water
Instructions
  1. Place ingredients in slow cooker in the order listed.
  2. Pour in water. Do not stir!
  3. chopped veggies chopped veggies in slow cooker
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  5. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours or until peas are very soft and ham falls off the bone.
  6. Remove bones and bay leaf.
  7. Serve Hot

Beef Stew Recipe

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 Beef Stew Recipe

Beef Stew is one of my Family’s favorites this time of the year. This Beef Stew recipe is a little time consuming but well worth it. It cooks slow witch blends the flavors very well. The meat is so tender it melts in your mouth. On the next cold winter day give this recipe a try. It will quickly become one of your favorites.

Beef Stew Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1½ lb cubed beef stew meat
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 1 carrot, chopped fine
  • ¼ cup finely chopped celery, with a few minced leaves
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 pinch thyme
  • 3½ cups beef broth
  • 2 medium potatoes, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 large onions, diced
Instructions
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  2. Put flour, salt and pepper in a large Ziploc bag.
  3. coating meat for beef stew cooking beef stew
  4. Heat oil over medium heat in a large Dutch oven.
  5. Place meat in bag with the flour and shake until well coated.
  6. Shake off meat pieces and add them to the oil and stir until slightly
  7. browned, Add remaining flour from the bag and the finely chopped onion.
  8. Stir until well browned.
  9. Add finely chopped carrot, finely chopped celery, dried parsley, thyme and beef broth
  10. Cover and cook over low heat for 1½ hours (stirring every 15 minutes).
  11. Add diced potatoes, carrots, and onions, cook for another 45 minutes or until vegetables are done.

 

 

Simple Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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This is one of the simplest Spaghetti sauce recipes I have made. Their is not a lot of prep time or cooking time. It is great for a fast meal. Even with the short cooking time the seasonings blend very well. If you are looking for a quick dinner give this a try.
 
Simple Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped onions
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 8 oz package of fresh mushrooms or canned
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 ½ pounds hamburger
Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix all the ingredients except the burger, pepper, mushrooms and onion.
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  3. In a skillet brown the burger, mushrooms and onion. Drain any excess fat.
  4. Add the spaghetti sauce and simmer for at least 30 minutes or until burger is done.
  5. Serve over hot spaghetti.
  6. Enjoy!