The hoopla is over and it was a great game. I am not a football fan -- at all. But this game was exciting and congratulations to the Steelers.
We had a party at our house which was a lot of fun. We seldom entertain and it was fun to have our friends and neighbors over. People brought food and we ate non-stop. Thank you to all! I may not be a sports fan, but Super Bowl Sunday is about the food as far as I am concerned. We had my homemade chili, cornbread, salad, wings, steamed shrimp, cheeses and dips, cookies and eclairs, beer and wine and soda.
Several people wanted my recipe for chili so this is it:
This will serve about 12-15 people.
3 lbs. ground beef
2 packages of Chili-O or some brand of chili seasoning (optional, but I had it in the cupboard and it is a fast way of making chili)
Approx. 1 Tbs of chili powder
Approx. 1 Tbs of ground cumin
1 large can of kidney beans (or also black beans or pinto beans) to taste
3 15 oz. cans of petite diced tomatoes
1/2 bag frozen chopped green pepper (or more)
3/4 bag frozen chopped onion (or more)
2-3 cloves chopped garlic
1 -2 cups frozen corn (optional)
I sautee the garlic, green pepper and onion in some olive oil until they are soft. Then I add the beef and brown it well.
Add the seasonings and then the tomatoes. Simmer a few minutes and add the beans and corn.
Simmer it all for approx. an hour and a half. I transferred it to a crock pot to keep it warm for self-serve.
I don't usually make this large a quantity of chili, so I was tasting as I was going to make sure the seasoning was right. I don't like it real hot and this was just a little spicy. Obviously, you may want to chop your own peppers and onions, but this was so much easier.
Everyone has their own chili recipe, but everyone raved about this. It is simple, basic chili.