Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hot!



Last week, I left you with my little jalapeños 
on the kitchen counter,
awaiting their fate,
a pot of chili for the church chili cookoff.


The time has come.
I start by sautéing the jalapeños with onions.


I don't know where people get the idea that 
Texas chili doesn't have beans. 
My Texas chili has beans.
And lots of them.


It turns out there are enough jalapeños
to throw a couple into the cornbread, too.


Marinated stew meat...fire roasted tomatoes...
chili powder...pinto beans soaked overnight...
and jalapeño peppers....


 Woo hoo!
My dad and I walk away with the prize
for the Beaniest Chili!









32 comments:

Rebecca said...

Yum! Deb- This looks like the perfect dish to warm up a cold winter day and your cornbread looks amazing!
Thanks for sharing!
Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

Frances Stiles said...

Congrats on your win, Deb! I love chilli. I'm vegetarian and I make a very tasty one!

Beth F said...

Congrats! I love chili -- red, green, beans, no beans. And *of course* one puts peppers in the corn bread.

Beth F said...

BTW: I fixed your links. :)

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Thank you for fixing my link!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I love good chili and yours looks fabulous! Now I'm very hungry! lol

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Rikki said...

Congrats for winning! Actually I also have heard before that a REAL chili hasn't got beans in it. But I remember eating chili in Texas with beans, so no idea where that comes from either.

Elizabeth said...

CONGRATS on the win. It all looks so delish.

And thanks for stopping by my blog. I am sure I touched thousands of lives in all those years mostly teaching students how to type and become useful citizens in society.

Such a nice comment...thanks.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Saturday Snapshot

Trish said...

Yum! Chili :) I haven't had a good, hot, beanie chill in ages. That one looks delicious. Congratulations on the award.

Laurie C said...

Love your photos! Feels like we're right there in the kitchen with you!

Esme said...

I always put beans in chili. I love hot chili.

JoAnn said...

Congratulations.... and yum!!

jama said...

Congrats on the win! Sounds like a hot recipe. Perfect chili weather, too. Thanks.

Patty said...

well done you! what a great chili - I'm sure everyone enjoyed it!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I love spicy food and your chili looks yummy!

Sim said...

Yum! My husband makes good chili too but he hasn't won any prizes yet.
And oh gosh, doesn't cornbread just make it all that much better. MLH serves it with grated cheddar for those that like their chili with cheese.
It's one of our favorite cold weather meals.
Congrats!

Susan Lindquist said...

Woot! Woot! Good on you! bet that chili tasted even better with that prize under your belts!

Vasilly said...

Congratulations! Great minds think alike. I'm getting ready to make chili right now. ;-)

Peggy Ann said...

Perfect for our cold winter day here!

Peaceful Reader said...

I love chili and always make mine with a lot of beans too. Congratulations on your award!

Louise said...

Oh I'm glad we got to see the chili, and the process. It looks delicious, so does that cornbread. Congratulations on your award.

Christine Harding said...

Well done for winning. I'm not the greatest chilli fan, but your dish, and the corn bread, does look good - perhaps I should be more adventurous. My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/GVIbC

Heather said...

green chilies in the corn bread served with a big bowl of chili are a winning combination. Way to go.

Carolyn Wilker said...

Congratulations on winning the contest. How many peppers did you use for the batch? I like chili too but not big on cornbread.

Brona Joy said...

Congrats!!
I'm glad those beautiful jalapeno's were put to such good use :-)

Alyce said...

Congrats on your win! It looks tasty!

Jess - A Book Hoarder said...

Yum!! I won a chili cook off in my high school foods class. It was one of my proudest moments. Congrats!

Joy Weese Moll said...

Congrats for a chili win! It looks yummy.

Irene said...

Congratulations, it looks delicious.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Chili is on our menu for the Super Bowl...I think it has become a tradition♫♪

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

That chili looks wonderful. Beaniest... I love it!

Too Fond said...

Fun! And that chili looks delicious!