Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sweet Chili

Hi Lovers, Algum was craving chili dogs, so being the perfect wife  of course I wanted to make it.. I read through my recipe books and thought that most of them sounded and looked just like my taco soup....  I was thinking of how to make it different, sweet even, I know I am not the one who came up with it, but I thought to add 3 TBS of maple syrup... ah so Delish and it made a perfect meal for the cold Michigan nights! 
Alex made his into a Chili dog, and I tried to be healthy and just had a bowl... boring!! looking at the pictures now I am mad and sad  that I was so lame and didn't go all out.... 

 Chili is one of those things that if you are missing a few ingredients or feel crazy and wild and want to add something , its not like there are any rules... But here is how I made it this time who knows it might change......

1 lbLean Meat, beef, chicken, pork, turkey or any other lean meat.
Can Be Ground, chopped sliced or cut into small bitesize pieces.

1/2 can
Small Onion, chopped

4oz of tomato paste
1 can(15 Oz) of Stewed Tomatoes, plain or any flavor
1  or 2 cans( 15 Oz at least) of Beans, any type except "baked"  
1 1/2 TbspMinced Garlic or 3 Whole Cloves
3 TbspReal Maple Syrup

2 cans

1 can

1 tsp

1 tsp         
whole red pepper

green chilis

sweet corn

cumin (more to taste)


Salt and pepper to taste

2 tbsOlive Oil
In a medium sauce pan or large skillet, Saute onions over medium high heat until transparent in a small amount of olive oil. I use a medium size cast iron pot or my large cast iron skillet.
Add meat and cook until meat is done but do not over cook. Drizzle more olive oil if needed to keep meat from sticking.
After meat is cooked, add tomatoes, garlic, beans, corn, chilis Mix well.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper, cumin and parsley to taste.
Add Maple syrup. The amount can vary depending on sweetness wanted.
Heat slowly over low to medium until beans are heated through. Do not boil or over cook.
Enjoy and you can thank me later!! 

 It was even a big hit with Noah, I just had to tell him it was Ketchup soup... 


  1. good!!!!!!beautiful!!!!!lovely blog!! i'm following you!!if you like mine,do the same!!!

  2. Chili is one of those seasonal meals for me, like my comfort food this time of year! I do like that there are so many variations too. YUM!

  3. Um.... Seriously this just looks off the hook! The hubs would LOVE having that hot dog/chili for dinner, there for i shall make it :)
    Thanks for the greaT Recipe!

    Loving your blog. New follower <3

    Happy Wednesday<3

  4. Looks absolutely delicious! I must try. Just found your blog & LOOVEE it!

  5. Yummy yummy! This ones a must make - we love us some chili dogs in the Garlick house.
    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. LOVE your blog girl - you and your family are adorable! I'm your newest follower...