Sunday, February 13, 2011

Quick Chunky Chili

My latest adventure in cooking! It was a really cold night, so chili seemed like the way to go. It was super easy too.

The Cook! I just need to get a apron now! =D

Quick Chunky Chili

1 pound lean ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cans (16 oz each) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (15 oz) pinto beans, drained
1/2 cup prepared salsa
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 TB sour cream
4 tsp sliced black olives

Combine meat and onion, and some salt and pepper in 3-quart saucepan; cook over high heat until meat is no longer pink, breaking meat apart with wooden spoon. Add chili powder and cumin; stir 1 minute or until fragrant. Add tomatoes with juice, beans and salsa. Bring to a boil; stir constantly. Reduce heat to low; simmer, covered, 10 minutes. Ladle into bowls. Top with cheese, sour cream and olives.

Browning Meat

Yummy Chili!


It turned out really good! And was really easy! Feel free to add any other spices or flavoring to your own chili. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Albacore Corn Chowder

So! I've decided to review the new recipes that I'm trying! I decided to do this half/way through this recipe, so next time I'll have better pictures!

Albacore Corn Chowder Recipe:

2 Tbs Butter or Margarine
1/2 cup sliced Celery
1/2 cup chopped Onions
3/4 cup chopped Carrots
2-3 Tbs Flour
1 tsp dried Thyme or Italian Seasoning
1 (17 ounce) can Cream-style Corn
2 cups Milk
1 (12 ounce) Starkist Solid White Tuna, drained and chunked
1 cup Water
1 tsp Chicken Flavor Instant Bouillon

In medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; sauté celery, onion and carrot about 3 minutes. Add flour and thyme; blend well. Cook 3 more minutes. Add corn, milk, tuna, water and bouillon, stirring to blend. Cover and simmer (do not boil) 5 minutes to heat through, stirring occasionally.

The sauteed vegies + flour/seasoning

Simmering Chowder!

Finished Product!

Getting Ready to Test It

Thumbs Up!!

Over All! I accidentally added some extra Italian seasoning.... but It still tasted good! Probably not one that I'll make all the time, but still delicious in its own fishy way. =)