Main dish • Savoury
Nothing is better than playing outside with the family on a clear, crisp, snow-filled day and sitting down to a warm hearty bowl of chili for supper. It will warm you right up right away!
For this recipe, you’ll need a large frying pan or an electric frying pan that can be covered.
In frying pan, brown ground beef and onion. Add salt and pepper to taste, along with half the minced garlic. Once browned, drain excess grease.
Add remaining ingredients to the pan, including the water from the cans of kidney beans. Add in optional baked beans and hot spices.
Stir ingredients together until combined and let simmer on medium/medium-high heat, covered, until it starts to bubble. Reduce heat to medium and let cook, covered, for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking to bottom of pan.
After 15 to 20 minutes, check to see if vegetables are cooked.
Remove lid, give chili a good stir and continue cooking for further 5 to 10 minutes, uncovered, to cook away any excess liquid. Keep stirring to prevent sticking to bottom.
Check flavours and add more hot spice, pepper, garlic to taste. If you like a hint of sweetness, add brown sugar. The end result should be a nice thick chili.
Serve with garlic toast and top with shredded cheese (let melt), chives or sour cream if you like.