I love fall.
It is absolutely my favorite season.
I look forward all year to that special morning
when I step outside & the air has changed.
Almost overnight the pressure has shifted
& summer’s humidity has become crisp & cool.
On that wonderful morning
even the smell of the world is different.
Around our house
chili is not something to be taken lightly.
We experiment, add “secret” ingredients,
& even have a family chili cook-off every year.
We like chili.
So since the first pot of the season
was made on our trip to the mountains last weekend,
I thought I would share one of our
This is great to throw together in the morning
& enjoy when you get home from work!
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 diced yellow onion
1 diced red bell pepper
2 lb ground venison (can substitute beef/turkey if you don’t hunt)
1 package fresh mushrooms
1 qt (28oz) diced tomatoes
2 (15 oz) cans kidney beans
1 (15 oz) can chili magic beans
1 packet chili seasoning
If you like it a little spicy add jalapenos or your favorite hot sauce
(we like Frank’s-the hubs puts that **** on everything!)
Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat
Cook onions & peppers until soft
Add mushrooms & meat
Cook until meat is no longer pink, stirring occasionally with wooden spoon
Drain any excess grease
Pour the mixture into a crock pot
Add tomatoes & their juice, beans, and seasoning
Cook on low for 6-8 hours
-top with sour cream & shredded cheddar cheese
-spread over baked potato
-eat with cheesy toast or cornbread
What are some ways that you celebrate this wonderful season??
Share in the comments section below!