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Cold weather means it’s chili time! My mother’s traditional red chili is still a favorite of mine, but I confess I now used canned, diced or crushed tomatoes instead of whole or large chunks of tomatoes.

When I was a child, the only thing served with chili was saltines.

Red Chili served with tortilla chips and shredded cheese

Now I have been awakened the versatility of chili and how to serve it. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Chili served on top a baked potato with shredded cheese (add sour cream if desired)
  • Chili served on top of a half of peeled and seeded avocado
  • Chili with crushed tortilla chips, shredded cheese, green onions
  • Chili with cornbread
  • Chili dogs with onion

    Red Chili on baked potato with grated cheese

What are unique ways that you serve chili?

Today, I am sharing my Mother’s chili recipe. Add as much chili powder or crushed peppers as desired and enjoy!

MOM’S RED CHILI

1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 can chili beans
1 quart tomatoes (I prefer crushed)
1 tablespoon sugar
chili powder to taste
salt & pepper

1. Brown and drain hamburger. Add onions and cook until tender.

Browning ground beef, onions and peppers

2. Add rest of ingredients and simmer, covered, for 1 hour.

Red Chili simmers

3. Serve naked (as is) or with chopped onions, cheese, tortilla chips, crackers or try one of the versions listed above.

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