Monday, November 24, 2014

Black Bean and Bacon Chili Recipe

This is my absolute favorite chili recipe ever! Bobby's mom gave it to us a few years ago. She also adds some mushrooms, for added taste and lower carbs.

Here are the ingredients:

3 (28 ounce / large) Cans of Diced Tomatoes - do not drain
2 Lb. ground beef (the more lean, the better)
1 Lb. Bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
2-3 Onions, diced
4-5 Cloves of Garlic, chopped
2 Cans Black Beans, drained
1 Can Kidney Beans, drained
2-3 packets of chili seasoning
Small amount of olive oil for sautéing onions

HOW TO:

In a large (approx. 7 quart) stock pot, over medium heat, sauté onions until almost soft in just enough olive oil to coat onions. Pour about 1/4 of the seasoning packet to coat onions. Stir. 

Add garlic.

Add ground beef and the rest of the first seasoning packet. Cook until browned, draining is optional. 

Add tomatoes, (drained) beans, last seasoning packet, and any other ingredients you would like. 

Simmer for 30 minutes - 1 hour, as long as you can stand :)

Stir and serve with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and oyster crackers and enjoy!

You will definitely have lots of leftovers, and may want to cut this recipe in half. The chili stays good in an air tight container in the fridge for about 5 days. 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy this tasty recipe! 

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