Son Spinner: “Hey Mom, can I have that one chili recipe…you know, the one you send with us to the cabin.”
Me: “Ahhh, that one…I haven’t made it in awhile. I’ll have to dig it up….I’ll email it to you”
The Following day…..(Text Message) Bing!
Son Spinner: “The chili is FANTASTIC!”
Me: “Oh good, honey, you’re a good cook!”
Son Spinner: “Ha…Thanks. Your recipe! I just dumped stuff in a pot 🙂
Heeehe….I love my children. ; >
Here’s the recipe for my My Cabin Chili, it’s super simple to make and doesn’t take a lot of time. Don’t let the list of ingredients deter you, it comes together quickly without much effort.
- 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 large vidalia onion, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 deli roasted turkey or chicken breast, de-boned and cut into cubes
- 1 pkg Andouille sausage (4) cut into ¼" wheels
- 2 Tbsp chipotle chili pepper (McCormick)
- 2 Tbsp chili powder
- 2 Tbsp grill seasoning
- 1 Tbsp cumin
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp hot sauce
- 1 bell pepper chopped (green, red, or both)
- ½ bottle good GF beer (Pyro is a good one)
- 1 (14 oz) can beef broth
- 1 (14 oz) can tomato sauce
- 2 (14.5 oz) cans petite diced tomatoes with chilis
- ½ cup GF BBQ sauce - preferably a honey based
- 2 cups corn kernels (frozen or fresh)
- 1 (15 oz) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- In a large dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat and cook onions and celery until soft.
- Add garlic, turkey or chicken, sausage, dry seasonings, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and bell pepper.
- Cook 5-7 minutes.
- Add the beer to de-glaze the pan, scraping the drippings and cooking off the alcohol.
- Add remaining ingredients and lower the heat. Simmer 10 minutes.
- Reduce heat to lowest setting and allow to slowly simmer for 30 min.
- Serve with my Chili Cornbread and Maple Butter.
- Chopped green onions, sour cream, cheddar cheese shreds, Frito's Scoops