North Carolina today. Just perfect weather to put something hearty and delicious in the crockpot and let it simmer all day.
My mother-in-law, Ann, is a WONDERFUL cook!!!!
I was so fortunate many years back when she assembled ALL of her
personal recipes and favorites and entrusted them to me in a family cookbook.
Today I want to share a SIMPLE SUPPER.
With her permission, here is her recipe for quick and easy
you can prepare this recipe in a Dutch Oven on the stove top.
I will give instructions for both.
Let's take a look at the recipe and ingredients:
Makes 8 Servings
1/2 cup Green pepper, chopped
2 medium Onions, about 1 cup, chopped
1 stalk Celery, about 1/2 cup, chopped
1 1/2 pounds, Lean Ground Beef
1 teaspoon Fresh Garlic, finely chopped or minced
3 cans Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies, undrained
2 cans Kidney Beans, 15-oz., undrained
2 tablespoons Chili Powder
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon dried Oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons ground Cumin
1 teaspoon Seasoned Salt
1 teaspoon Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground Cayenne Pepper
in a Dutch Oven or skillet over medium heat,
stirring occasionally, until meat is browned. About 10-12 minutes.
Drain off fat.
At this point I transfer the beef mixture to my crockpot.
If you are using the stove top method
you will leave the mixture in your Dutch Oven.
and cook on high for 5 hours or cook on low for 8 hours.
For the stove top method, continue
cooking until the mixture comes to a full boil. About 5-8 minutes. Reduce
heat to low and simmer until flavors are well blended, about 40 minutes.
It just releases all the flavor in the spices and vegetables and makes
for a very tasty and satisfying meal.
Creamy Peanut Butter sandwiches (that's a hit with the boys) or thick slices of
warm 12-Grain Bread. Of course Iced Tea completes
my simple supper.
supper in the crockpot after the kids leave for school and not have to think
about it all day. My friend Marsha does not eat red meat, so I have made
this with Ground Turkey and it turns out equally delicious.
I have also used this recipe and omitted the Ground Meat for
a fully vegetarian dish.
Tomorrow I hope to post a new feature called
"From Junk to Gems".
I found an adorable Cherub on the trash heap that just needed to be rescued.
Come back to see the transformation.