I’m really ready for fall! Football has started, Starbucks has their Pumpkin Spice Latte, and Dallas has had a couple mornings in the 60’s! So, it’s officially time to bring out the chili!
Chili is one of my favorites fall recipes! It’s a great meal to make in a big batch so you can enjoy it all week long. I wanted to share one of my mother’s classic recipes (I believe she got it from a Kraft recipe book, but I couldn’t tell you which one. I’m sorry.) with my own personal twist!
- 1 lb ground beef (I use venison)
- 1/2 c chopped onion
- 16 oz can kidney beans, undrained
- 16 oz can tomatoes, undrained
- 16 oz can tomato sauce
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp salt
- Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 package yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 cup bread flour
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp olive oil
First, I used the instructions from my BBQ pizza post to make the dough. Make sure to allot for 2 hours-plus (before serving), in order to allow the dough to rise, bake the bread bowls, and chili.
P.S. I know making dough sounds primitive, and to me sometimes scary, but everytime I make it, I get reminded of how easy it really is! Don’t get discouraged! It’s easy and fun!
For the chili, I started by browning the meat; drain.
Add onion to meat and cook until tender.
Stir in the remaining ingredients, except the cheese. This is where you can get creative. I add cumin, cayenne pepper, etc depending on my spice level that day! Have fun with it!
Cover; simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Now, back to the bread bowls. I used 4 corning ware 7 oz dishes, but any small (oven-safe) bowl will suffice. Spray each dish with non-stick cooking spray and mold the dough around the dish. The dough will make about 4 0r 5 bowls.
Place the bowls on a cookie sheet and bake until light brown, approximately 10-15 mins.
They should pop easily out of the bowl!
Add chili with or without cheese and enjoy!! I love me some bread with my chili and cheese, and these bread bowls are so easy and make for an adorable presentation if you’re hosting. Enjoy and Happy Fall!!
Looks yummy and you can fix this for me sometime. Making dough scares me! ;)
I’ll make them when you’re down; it’s laughable how easy it is to make dough! Swear.