Chili Day

On January 29, 2010, in Miscellaneous, by scott

Healthy, hearty, delicious, sweet, spicy, hot, mild, white, red, no bean, no meat… all adjectives use to describe chili.Chili seems to be a food everyone makes. No two recipes are the same. No two chilies taste the same, but they are all delicious.

I’ve been on a bit of a blogging kick this week, so I figured why not chronicle our little chili day recipe.

Neither Crystal nor I had an actual recipe to make the delicious batch of goodness when we got married. Through trial and error, we have finally constructed a list of ingredients that we thoroughly enjoy.

The first thing we do is cut a ton of fresh peppers and onions.

Peppers

The Vegetable Medley

We then cut up some lean meat. Our meat of choice is venison. Here are some butterflied back-straps. Tasty, lean, and a great source of low fat, low cholesterol protein (that melts in your mouth).

The meat

The Meaty Goodness

Now, for the not so fresh part… the wet stuff. Beans and tomatos in various forms as well as some beef stock. Occasionally we will add some red wine.

The Wet Stuff

We place everything in the crock pot, stir, and WAIT.

The Goodness

It should be ready to eat in five to six hours, but it honestly tastes best if you can go low and slow for the night and the following day.

Our recipe isn’t the best there is. We wouldn’t ever claim it to be. Just a delicious mix of ingredients that we love and call our Chili.

Bon Apetite! (This waiting isn’t always fun… but the whole house smells delicious!)

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2 Responses to Chili Day

  1. Laura Castle says:

    Thanks, Scott for leaving a link to this. Very well done. What I want to know is, where do you get your venison? You and Crystal have many talents.

  2. scott says:

    This year, we did really well. I ended up getting the largest buck I’ve ever taken (an 8 point), my father in-law took a 7 point and a spike. All 3 on opening morning. My Grandpa-in-law took a buck, as did my brother-in-law. It was a blessed season for us this past year. We have a freezer full! (3 actually)

    Side note: I’ve moved most of this stuff over to http://www.scottvanwalsum.com Trying to separate personal from family stuff 🙂

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