For those surviving without ovens.

As an expat from the States, it can be difficult having loved and lost your oven... but there's a plethora of recipes to meet your tastebuds' needs using stovetop, crockpot, and even microwaving methods! This blog will provide recipes spanning from sidedishes to desserts, funky to traditional, and a few things in between. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

One Pot Chili

2 T olive oil
1 lb ground meat
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, diced
1 C water
1 C tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes with chiles
1 can diced tomatoes (no salt added if you can get it)
1 can pinto beans/chili beans, drained
2 T chili powder
1 T cumin
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 T dark brown sugar
salt to taste
2-3 T flour

1. In large pot, bring heat to medium and add olive oil, garlic and onion. Saute for about 2 minutes and then add your meat to brown.
2. Add both cans of tomatoes (with juices), tomato sauce, water and beans.
3. Drop heat to medium low, just to a slight simmer, and add spices and sugar.
4. Simmer for about 30 minutes and taste before adding salt. (many of the canned products contain salt.)
5. in a small bowl, combine flour and a couple tablespoons of warm water. Mix until fully dissolved and drizzle into chili. Stir in to combine. This will thicken up the chili... if you want it thinner, add more water, thicker.. more flour, using the same technique.

*For a new way of enjoying your chili, do what we do, and pour a big ladle of chili over top a scoop of boiled elbow macaroni. :) Top with sour cream, cheddar cheese, and a couple jalapenos. Yum. Of course good old crackers will do too! ;)

(For Korea consumers... I found all the supplies I needed at Home Plus and Costco... except the cumin, that was a care-package goodie.)

Courtesy Lindsey Lett

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