Loving this cold weather! I’ve been craving chili and of course I made it for Justin first! I looked quickly online but did not find a recipe, so I was going to share with you what I threw together. And yes, Justin loved it!
I ground up about 1.37 pounds of ground meat. I had soaked about half a bag of beans the night before. (I happened to soak navy beans, but next time I will use the kidney beans. Vary it up to make it different every time.) I put the ground meat and drained “cooked” beans in a boiler then added two small cans of tomato juice and just poured in some of the spaghetti sauce I had in the pantry until it was the consistency that I wanted. I added about four pieces of crumbled up cooked bacon to help add some flavor. And I just went to my spice shelf and added a variety of spices I thought might be good. ( Use your judgement what you child is used to or prefers. I added some thyme, paprika, cayenne pepper, oregano, salt and fresh ground pepper.) I tasted it near the end and had to add some more salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. I even thought it was good and would have eaten it! I put some in his lunch for today and froze a few containers to pull out later!
Let us know what recipes you put together!