Thursday, October 4, 2012

Playoff Baseball, Football Season, and Chili!

I am re-re-posting a couple of chili recipes in anticipation for the St. Louis Cardinals being in the post season (again) and the Rams not stinking it up too badly either.  There are a couple of our favorites.  Hope you enjoy!

P.S.  If you have any recipes that you have tried over the last several months, I would love to give them a try on my food blog.  I plan on posting on there again very soon . . . check it out here (if you haven't already) Meals For Real

Chicken and Bean Chili adapted from Meatless Monday
1lb ground chicken
1 large onion, chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
1 can black beans, drained
1 can navy beans, drained
1 can pinto beans, drained
1 can red kidney beans, drained
1 can garbanzo beans, drained
1 16-oz can diced tomatoes
2 8-oz can tomato sauce or 1 16oz can
1-2 cups water
1 small can (4 oz) green chiles
1-2 Tbsp chili powder
1-2 tsp cumin
1 tsp basil

Salt & pepper to taste
1/4 cup dry red wine (optional)

Directions:  Saute onion, garlic, and bell pepper in olive oil until soft. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer for 20-30 minutes.

Serve with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream if desired.

Here's what you'll need:

Chop up the onion and garlic.

Put the ground chicken in a Dutch oven to brown.  Throw the onions and garlic in with the chicken.

Drain and rinse the beans.

Add the beans to the pot. 

Add the can of diced chilies.

Add the diced tomatoes and tomato sauce.

Add the seasonings.  Simmer and serve.

Good 4 You -White Chicken Chili

1 or 2 Lbs. cooked & cubed chicken breast (I cut it up and cooked it in my crockpot for 30 mins on high with the oil)

1-2 Tbs oil

Packet of McCormick chicken chili seasoning

1 ½ cups chicken broth

1 or 2 cans great northern beans with liquid

1 can white or yellow corn

2 small cans green chilis –optional

Directions:  You can cook the chicken in the crockpot.  To the cooked chicken, add seasoning mix and broth. Then add beans, corn, and green chilis, keep on low in crockpot for 2-4 hours…OR stovetop for just 20 mins…top with lowfat shredded cheese, lite sour cream, and chopped green onions…serve with baked corn tortilla chips ! YUM!

-I added a can of pinto beans.

-I left out the cheese, sour cream and chips.

Here's what I started with:

Here's how I did it:
#1 I put 2 frozen chicken breasts in a crockpot with a couple Tbsps of olive oil and let it cook for about an hour.

#2 After the chicken and thawed and cooked for about an hour, I cut it up into chunks and then seasoned it with Home Seasoning.

#3 I added the white chicken chili seasoning, chicken broth, corn, green chiles and beans to the crockpot and let it cook for about 5 hours.

The Finished Product:


  1. Yay! I miss your recipe posts. I'm glad you were able to quit your other job-- it sounds like the travel agent job is paying off anyway.

    And how much do you love Full Circle brand? Organic and it's sooooo cheap!

  2. YUM! These look and sound delicious...can't wait for a little cooler weather around here and I'll totally be in the mood for chili!! Especially the first one with all those bean flavors...YUM!!!