Thursday, October 3

Mama Kat Thursday: Fall Chili Recipe

That's the Mama Kat prompt for today, "Share A Fall Recipe."
And I have the perfect one for October!
Orange & Black Chili

(With Sweet Potatoes & Black Beans!)


I found and tried this recipe last Oct and since then have made it my annual Halloween tradition--since it is black and orange!
It was originally meatless, but I find "meatless" doesn't stick to the ribs very well, so my version includes ground meat.

Ingredients:
1 Tbsp + 2 tsp olive oil
1 lb ground meat of your favorite type
1 med-large sweet potato peeled & cut up. (Don't make pieces too small since it becomes so soft during cooking.)
1 large onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp chili powder
4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp ground chipotle pepper or red pepper (or mince a
small fresh jalapeno)
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups water
2 15oz cans black beans drained & rinsed
1 14oz can diced tomatoes
4 tsp lime juice
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions:
1) Heat oil in dutch oven over med heat. Brown ground meat and drain if needed. Add sweet potato, & onion and cook until onion is turning transparent, stirring often, about 4 or 5 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, pepper, salt & stir in. Add water and bring to a simmer. Cover, reducing heat to maintain gentle simmer and cook until sweet potato is tender, about 10 - 12 minutes.

2)  Add beans, tomatoes & lime juice; increase heat to high, bring to boil, then reduce to simmer for about 5 min. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro. Makes 4 servings of 2 cups each.

It can also be made in a slow cooker with slight changes to the cooking procedure: 
Brown the ground meat and onion together, then drain if needed. Pour meat mix into slow-cooker, then add remaining ingredients, except cilantro. Stir around to combine well & cover. Save cilantro to stir just before serving.
Time for cooking is guesswork.
I'd allow at least 3 hours for cooking, maybe starting on high for an hour, then reducing to low for another 2. 







5 comments:

kelley jensen said...

oh that sounds really good! kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Maggid said...

Oh, Yum!!! It looks & sounds great.

Thank you for stopping by - your comment gave me a giggle.
Happy Fall!!!

Pamela M. Kramer - A Renaissance Woman said...

I'm not a huge fan of sweet potatoes but after looking your photo I might have to reconsider. Thank you for sharing.

Jaya J said...

Looks heavenly! Yum.

Thanks for your comment. I shall get those opera gloves :p

Mama Kat said...

Sweet potatoes in chili! I've never thought of that but it sounds so right!

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