Game Day Chili

My hubby asks me to make this a few times a year. Since tonight is the Super Bowl (go Pats), I prepared this classic winter dish, using my new pressure cooker that I inherited from my mother in law. My mind is blown at how quickly the flavors all come together!

Prep time: 15-20 minutes
Cook time: 6-8 hours (if using a slow-cooker); 15 minutes (if using a pressure cooker)

2-3 cloves of garlic- minced
1 onion – diced
1/2 bell pepper* – diced
1 can of beans (15.5 oz or similar) -drained and rinsed

1-2 lbs of ground meat (beef, turkey, chicken, lamb, tofurkey – whatever you prefer)

I usually kind of go crazy and add whatever I have, but the base I use consists of…
1 packet of taco seasoning
1-2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder**
1-2 teaspoons onion powder
1-2 packets of the Goya Sazon seasoning
1 teaspoon Cumin powder
1 small can of tomato paste
1 teaspoon of paprika
1 dash of cayenne pepper (a little goes a long way)
Salt and Pepper to taste

Toppings (optional)
Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Chopped scallions
A dollop of sour cream

Cooking Instrument:
My go-to has been a slow-cooker! This was due to nature of my lifestyle, working full time. All I had to do was fix it in the morning and come back to eati! So, that’s what I’m the most accustomed to using.

I have also been experimenting with my hand me down pressure cooker from my mother in law. I’m trying to come up with a few dishes for our summer camper road trips.

Another option is stove top:) I have tried this before, but it just isn’t as flavorful for my tastebuds.

Brown ground meat on stove top in a large pan. Add all seasonings. Then sauté the onions and garlic until the onions are clear-looking.

Add everything into your cooking instrument of choice. Then add some beef or chicken stock or just plan water.

Serve plain, with chips, rice, veggies or whatever your heart desires!

*Sometimes I will use a half a glass jar of salsa if I don’t have peppers in my fridge
**If you don’t have fresh garlic, just add more garlic powder
***I don’t like my chili to be too thick, so I tend to not add flour, but I have tried it before and you if you like thicker chili, just mix 1-2 tablespoons of flour with some water until it dissolves and then add it into the slow cooker a few hours into the cooking. If you’re using the pressure cooker, you can just add 1 tablespoon of flour as a thickening agent

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