Sunday, October 16, 2016

Grandma's Chili

My all-time favorite of Grandma Colleen Carson's recipes is her chili.  I've eaten it on chilly winter evenings at Grandpa and Grandma's ever since I was a little girl.  So...I asked Grandma if she'd share her recipe with me and my readers.  (Seems if I want to remember a recipe, it's best to post it here, so I can Google it later!)  She kindly agreed.
Chili Soup
1 onion
2 tbsp. oil
1 lb. ground beef
1 qt. canned tomatoes
1/3 cup tomato puree
40 oz. Mrs. Grimes original chili beans
20 oz. water (half the chili can)
1 3/4 tsp. salt
A few shakes chili powder
A couple shakes garlic salt

Dice onion and cook it in oil in soup kettle/large pot on high, stirring occasionally.  Turn heat down to medium; add pound of beef, and brown the meat.  Pour in the tomatoes, tomato paste, chili beans, and water, and season with salt, chili powder, and garlic.  Bring to a boil.

Serve warm with cheese and crackers (cottage cheese is really good).
There's nothing quite like eating good memories...and for me, there's no chili quite like Grandma's.

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    1. I love that both of my grandmas are such good cooks!

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    2. Mine were too. Such good memories.

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    3. Apparently they must have passed their love of cooking on to you! Always enjoy hearing about what you whisk up!

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  2. A delicious and heartwarming dish! :)

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  3. Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe, and evoking a lot of good memories of some of my favorite people and their good recipes :)

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    1. I think the love our favorite people put into their cooking is part of what makes certain dishes extra special. That theory does have one potential flaw though, as no amount of happy thoughts and warm feelings could rescue some of my concoctions... :D

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  4. Sounds yummy greetings for your grandma

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  5. Thank you for sharing this wholesome and delicious looking meal.:)

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  6. Nothing beats Grandma's recipes. This looks so divinely cozy and perfect! Thanks for sharing Bethany (& Grandma!) ;) xoxo

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  7. I love soup.
    My guess is that your Grandmother's soup is wonderful and tasty.
    Greetings.
    Lucja

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  8. Oh yummy! I love a good chili. Thanks for sharing your grandma's recipe. I will make this for sure!

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    1. I'd say that describes it perfectly. Thanks for stopping by, Gloria!

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  10. Looks delicious. Amazing how many different chili recipes there are.

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    1. Yes! Around here there are even chili cook-off contests. Seems everyone thinks his/her own mother's or grandmother's chili is the best. Of course, my grandma's really is the best ;)

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  11. I love chili--plus, making a big pot and freezing the leftovers is great because then I know I have a meal ready for anytime! We like spicy and strong flavors, though, so there's quite a bit of cayenne and black pepper in mine, and due to Angel's love of onions, LOTS of onions as well.

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    1. Sounds like you guys have exciting chili!

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  12. I just made homemade chili yesterday! I make mine similar to hers...I use 2 pounds of ground beef seasoned with garlic powder, seasoned salt, and pepper, browned with a diced onion. Then I put two cans of tomato sauce, two cans of Bush's brand chili beans, and 3 cans of water in a large pot and start it simmering. I add the browned hamburger and onions to the big pot and sprinkle it all with a bit more regular salt and pepper (if needed) and some chili powder. That's it! We love to take romaine lettuce and crumble it on a plate, pour some chili over it, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, diced onions, and salsa, and we eat it with tortilla chips. Or sometimes we just eat it in a bowl with shredded cheese and sour cream and chips...or just crackers. Sorry...that was probably too much information! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for sharing your recipe Cheryl! It does sound really delicious with the chips, lettuce, and sour cream!

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  13. Yum, I love chili! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Grandma's meals are always good!

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  14. Hi Bethany, During the winter months my wife and I enjoy homemade chili almost every Sunday evening. I'll bet you know who the cook is! :-) Your Grandma's chili sounds pretty darn close to what we have here. One of my little shortcuts here is to use Carroll Shelby's Original Texas Brand chili kit. It has the dry ingredients. There is just not too much that beats a great bowl of chili. Thanks for this post and for your kind comments on my blog! PS Thought about you last night after the debate. Wondered if you were as glad they were OVER as I was. :-)

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    1. Your chili kit sounds interesting--perhaps a little like cake mix? That is a neat idea.

      The debates have been savage. I don't know what they'd come up with if they had to debate each other another time. I always find the debates very interesting, but there have definitely been some remarks made in them that were not in good taste!

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