2 T. vegetable oil
3 lb. boneless chuck, cut into 1″ pieces
2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
4-6 T. chili powder
3 T. flour
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 T. leaf oregano, crumbled
2 (13 3/4-oz.) cans beef broth
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 (15-oz.) can pinto beans, optional
1 (8-oz.)container sour cream
1 lime, cut into wedges
Heat oil in 4-qt. kettle over medium heat. Add beef and cook; stir frequently, until meat changes color but does not brown. Reduce heat to low; stir in garlic. Combine chili powder, flour and cumin in small cup. Sprinkle meat with chili mixture; stir until evenly coated. Crumble oregano over meat. Add 1 1/2 cans of broth; salt and pepper. Stir until well blended. Bring to boil over medium heat; stir occasionally. Reduce heat to low. Partially cover and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours; stir occasionally. Add remaining broth. Simmer for 30 minutes longer or until meat is almost falling apart. Cool; cover and refrigerate overnight to ripen flavor. Reheat chili. If using pinto beans, drain and stir into chili. Garnish with sour cream; serve with lime wedges. Makes 8 servings.
by Sarah S.’s book, Milwaukee, WI
2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast, cubed
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 large cans of fat-free chicken broth
2 jalepeno peppers, chopped or mashed
4 tsp. chili power
2 cups chopped seeded tomatoes (canned OK)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (or add to taste)
1 T. ground cumin
Salt to taste
4 (6-inch) corn tortillas
2/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup Mexican cheese — (grated)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Heat a soup pot or Dutch oven coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add cubed chicken and saute 5 minutes or until slightly browned. Remove chicken from pot.
Add onion to pan, cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic; saute 15 – 30 seconds. Add chicken broth, jalepena peppers, and chili powder. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes.
Stir in tomato and next 3 ingredients; add chicken. Cover and simmer another 20 minutes.
While soup simmers, cut tortillas into 1/4 X 2-inch strips. Place on a baking sheet in a single layer, and coat lightly with cooking spray. Bake at 425 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.
Ladle soup into bowls; sprinkle servings evenly with grated cheese, cilantro and tortilla strips.
Submitted by: Sarah S
from Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD
3 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, diced
1 (14.5oz.)can diced tomatoes with garlic & onion
1(1.25 oz) can chili seasoning mix
1 (15.25 oz.) can whole kernel sweet corn
1(15oz.) can kidney beans, drained
Combine chicken, undrained tomatoes and seasoning mix in medium saucepan. Cook over meduim heat 5 minutes, or until chicken is done. Add undrained corn and beans (drained). Simmer 15 minutes, or until heat through.
Submitted by: Susan W