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Beef Chili with Beans

I made some chili in our Crock Pot this weekend that came out pretty tasty. Here’s the recipe I ended up using, a modified version of Beef Chili with Chipotle Chilies and Cilantro that adds beans and substitutes green chiles for the chipotles (I’m not a big fan of those):

  • 3 pounds lean ground beef
  • 3 cups chopped onions
  • 4 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 small can chopped green chiles
  • 3 1/2 cups (or more) water
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 14.5oz can of red beans
  • 1 14.5oz can of pinto beans
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Additional chopped onion

Basically, you throw everything in the first list into the slow cooker and cook it on high for 4 hours. Top with additional onions, cheddar cheese, and/or sour cream as desired, and enjoy!



Sautéed Beef with White Wine and Rosemary

One of the neat features of epicurious.com is the ‘quick and easy’ section of the recipe list, which offers simple recipes that involve easy preparation and few ingredients. Today I tried the Sautéed Beef with White Wine and Rosemary recipe, which was certainly quick and easy to prepare. I served the beef over rice pilaf, and the recipe would’ve been great, except for the fact that, as written, it’s pretty incredibly salty. The next time I make this, I think I’ll use just a pinch of salt in both the dry rub and in the white wine sauce, rather than the much larger amount specified in the recipe. Between the garlic, the wine, and the rosemary, there’s plenty of flavor in this dish, so the excessive salt isn’t necessary.