Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Are you a little chili?

Tab asked about my chili recipe. So I thought that I'd post it on here. It's spicy and tasty. But it warms you up on those cold days.

Please note this disclaimer: I'm powerless over any marital disputes that erupt because of having to ventilate the bedroom after several bowls of this stuff. But you might want to keep the window cracked just in case. And add a seat belt to the toilet--just sayin'

Syd's Blowing in the Wind chili

• 2 medium onions, finely chopped
• 1 medium green chili pepper, minced
• 2 medium garlic cloves
• 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
• ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
• ½ ounce cumin
• 5 ounces tomato sauce
• 16 ounce can of chopped tomatoes
• 3 ounces bulk pork sausage
• 3 pounds ground beef
• 3 8 oz. cans pinto beans
• ½ teaspoon coriander, ground
• 1 cup beef broth, canned
• 2 Tablespoons butter
• 2 ounces (or more to taste) Gebhardt's Chili Powder (or order the medium hot stuff from the Spice Barn)
• - white pepper, to taste
• - a few dashes of hot pepper sauce
• - cayenne pepper, to taste


1. Sauté onions and garlic in butter about 3 minutes.
2. Add chili powder.
3. Mix well.
4. Brown beef in separate pan a pound at a time, adding white pepper to taste while browning.
5. Add to onions and spices; use a little beef broth to keep from sticking.
6. Sauté sausage and minced green chili pepper about 2 minutes.
7. Add to pot with meat and onions and cook about 15 minutes.
8. Add cumin, coriander, tomatoes, tomato sauce and remaining broth, mixing well.
9. Cook about 30 minutes.
10. Add oregano.
11. Cover and cook over low heat about 2 hours or until meat is tender, stirring occasionally.
12. During the last 20-30 minutes add beans, salt, cayenne pepper
and red hot pepper sauce. If needed add more chili powder to taste.

(you can also leave out the beans and just do the meat or you can leave out the meat and just do the beans--it's still good).

Note: Pam, Dave and the Houston group probably have Gebhardt's by the case.


  1. oh, that sounds yummy! i will definately give this one a try.

  2. excellent recipe!
    I would add about 6-10 chopped fresh jalepenos though. And yes Gebhardt's Chili Powder is even on the shelfs at the gas stations and car washes.

  3. I love chili, but those spices keep repeating on me these days. Gotta say no.

  4. My dogs refuse to be in the same room with me when I eat chili..:-D


  5. In the cold weather I so love a warm cup of chilli!

  6. I've got a recipe that I'll have to post too. It will propel you to the moon (and back).

  7. My son would love chili with sausage in it. I can't get over the name - Syd's blowin in the wind chili. That's hysterical.

  8. Sounds Fabulous. I love chili.

  9. Thanks for the recipe and the warning..(Hugs)Indigo

  10. YUM. I'm with Pam on the fresh jalepenos. I love some spice! I'm going to have to try this!

  11. Looks great, I'll have to change a couple of things as I am pretty flexitarian...LOL, and I love chili!

    My husband fixes it from his own recipes too, everytime different, everytime delicious, thanks for the recipe.

  12. come and get some lemonade over here...

  13. I have never seen Gebhardt's but I can mix up some wild chilli powder from my dried piripiri chillies -- wonderful recipe, with or without the wind factor!


  14. Oh perfect timing, Syd. I just got back from the grocery store because I'm making chili tonight!

  15. Hmmmmm....idk, Syd. I don't get gas from my chili. lol

  16. I've got some great lemonade for you to go with over at my blog.


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