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Some nights I just want to throw dinner together quickly, easily, and efficiently. Those nights are usually on Sundays, or my family’s “day off”. I’m the one that does the cooking and cleaning so on Sundays I want to relax with everyone else so I pick meals that are fast and easy, but I still want something tasty! That is exactly what my Chili Cheese Dog Casserole Recipe is. Its one of my family’s favorite meals. We don’t eat it much because it isn’t exactly great for you, but we have to indulge a little everyone once in awhile right? 😉Continue reading
I try every week to add a new meal to our menu. I attempt to follow the food guru and 30 minute meal making queen, Rachael Ray. The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable… and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less!
I love chili. We eat it on our hot dogs and we eat it with corn chips. The best part is you can dump whatever you would like in it. I grabbed a bunch of kidney bean cans on sale. I added some fresh onions and green peppers. Then a couple of cans of diced tomatoes. One of the cans had chili peppers in it. Then I cooked up some ground turkey and threw in some spaghetti sauce with a dash of sugar. I added chili powder to taste and yellow cheese to finish it off. The best part is the kids love to help make this one and since I actually cook it in the crock pot it is a great one to receive help with.
Super Bowl is this Sunday AND we have a big, fat snowstorm going on. So, warm, comfort food is on the menu. Chili can be easily made in your slow cooker and then served three different ways. Make a big pot of chili and warm up with this homey soup after being out in the snow. Then, use the leftovers to make nachos and chili dogs for the big game.
Once you’ve eaten the chili as a soup, take the lid off the slow cooker and leave it on “low”. The chili will cook down and thicken as the liquid evaporates. Use the thick chili as a topping for hotdogs and to make your own nachos. Chili dog toppings to have on hand are spicy mustard, chopped onions, warm sauerkraut, sweet pickle relish, coleslaw, and of course, ketchup.
Making your own nachos is easy; just think layers. On the serving platter, spread tortilla chips evenly. Next, goes your thick, warm chili. Then, shredded cheese (cheddar, Monteray Jack, Pepper Jack, asiago, a mix…your choice). Top the cheese with finely, shredded iceberg lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sliced black olives, jalapeno slices, dallops of sour cream, and fresh chopped cliantro. This will make a beautiful presentation and guests will gobble it up!
1 lb. Ground beef, venison, or turkey
2 onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
28 oz diced tomatoes
28 oz water
½ lb dry kidney beans (soaked overnight) OR 2 (14.5 oz) cans
1 T salt
½ T chili powder
dash cayenne pepper
For topping: shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, crushed corn chips, fresh chopped cilantro, chopped jalapenos
Brown meat with onions. Drain. Place meat and onion mixture in crock pot. Add garlic, tomatoes, water, soaked kidney beans, salt, chili powder, and cayenne pepper. Cook on low 6-8 hours or until beans are soft. You may reduce water for a thicker consistency.
Serve with shredded Cheddar cheese, sour cream, crushed corn chips, fresh chopped cilantro, or your choice of toppings.