Tuesday, November 18, 2014

J A L A P E Ñ O 

C H I L I 

Cheers to chili season!  It's freaking freeeeeezing!! So what then is the most perfect Fall combo?  Answer: A cold Sunday with football and a nice pot full of hearty & SPICY chili..done & done.

This here is not the kind of chili you make from dumping various types of beans, ground beef, tomatoes & a taco/ chili packet of seasoning into a pot.  Well, errr my chili is all that minus the packet!  Add your own chili seasoning & save yourself from all that sodium!  I like to think this makes a healthier chili  ;)

Also, do you see that glorious glob of gauc on top?  FLAWLESS.  I've never been into doing a dollop of sour cream but the gaucamole really adds a fresh flavor.  Throw avocado on anything & I'd eat it.

Since I love spicy food I ended up using about 11 jalapeños in this recipe.  Don't feel the need to do the same if you aren't as spicy as me!  Though, I promise.. it is euphoric.  Pain & pleasure!

Here goes the details for this bowl of chili love..


1 1/2 lb Ground beef
1 can Diced tomatoes
1 can Tomato Paste
1 can Kidney beans
1 can White kidney beans
1 can Black beans
1 Onion chopped
1 Red or Green pepper chopped
~11 Jalapeños chopped finely
3 cups Water
2+ tbsp Chili Powder
1 tbsp Ground Cumin
1 tsp Dried Oregano, Parsley, Basil & Savory
2 tbsp minced Garlic
2 tbsp Olive oil
1 Bay leaf
Salt, Pepper & Paprika

Trader Joe's errrrthang <3

some of the dried herbs!

chippity chop chop!


  1. Heat up a big fucking pot on medium heat.  Add olive oil, garlic, & all your chopped up veggies (onion, peppers & jalapeños)!  Stir that all up reaaaaal nice.
  2. Once the veggies are soft add cumin & ground beef & pump the heat up to high to cook.  Cook until pink is gone.
  3. Add all the tomatoes + paste, water, chili powder, herbs, bay leaf, & simmer for a few minutes while stirring.
  4. Lower heat back to medium & add the drained/rinsed beans.  Cook covered for 30 minutes!
  5. After the 30 painful minutes, open up & stir again!  Make sure everything has been joyfully married & here you can taste, add more seasoning, add more peppers, whatever :)
  6. Ladle into your favorite bowl & top with cheese, gaucamole, sour cream, bacon, scallions..the works!  BE. HAPPY.
Easy is an understatement!  This is why Todd & I like to make chili at least once a month.  It's seriously such a cheap & easy yet satisfying meal that we both can eat for days.  Yes, we're those people that can eat something for breakfast, lunch & dinner for 3 days in a row & it's awesome. The leftovers if any usually get frozen up for emergency lunches.  

sprinkle of smoked paprika ;)

& Duh! Pair this with a nice cold beer like this Sixpoint Bengali.. mmmm!


  1. You know that cold that freezes you to the bones?
    Well this recipe & all 11 jalapenos is the only cure you'll ever need -stir the "big fucking pot."

    Thanks Jeans! <3

  2. HOT DEAAMMM!!!! that sounds DELISH!!! :-)

    1. your yummy chili made me remember to post this one! <3