Feb 22, 2011


It is such a misnomer. One cannot chill with a Chili!

But its one food that you never go wrong with. And this version-- adapted from dear old Rach--allows you to be creative (read crazy) and cuts down on time, calories and regime. So much so that there is time to chill for a whole day once you got a plate full of this stuff on a Sunday brunch :)

Here is a recipe for chili that lets you chill out :)  All I ask is you have 30 or so minutes and some ground lean meat.

1 lb (one package) of lean ground meat. I use Turkey. But lean beef or pork or chicken is good as well
1 lb of sausage. Try to use one which has some paprika in it. Reddish in color. Again chicken, turkey etc is good.Take the casing off.
2 cans of black beans.
1.5 tsp of ground cumin
1 tsp of cayenne pepper.
1 tsp of paprika
2 tbsf Wostershire sauce. You can also use some red wine vinegar or balsamic. But try to go with the wostershire. Its good
4-5 tomatoes. Crushed in a food processor. You can also just use a can of tomatoes
2 tbsf olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup of chicken stock. You can also substitute with hot water.

For the garnish
Plain yoghurt
Some sliced ripe avocados
A slice of lime


Heat oil in a deep pot. Add the sausage and the ground meat. Break up with your spatula as you go. And brown well on all sides. About 5 mins. Add the wostershire sauce, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper. Cook for about 1 min. Add the beans and the tomatoes. Mix and cook for another 3 mins. Add the stock/water. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 10-15 min. Add water/stock if food starts sticking to the bottom.

Plate up and garnish with cilantro, yoghurt and avocados. A brunch that will see see you through the day!

Happy eating and healthy living!

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