Chili with cinnamon rolls: kick it up a notch with a great spice blend!
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Serves: 8 to 10
What could be tastier or more comforting than a big steaming bowl of chili for supper on a cold night? Nothing, that's what: and if it is accompanied by some fresh cinnamon rolls, all the better!
  • 6 to 8 cloves of garlic, smashed, diced and set aside for 10 minutes
  • 1 large onion, sliced and diced
  • 2 Tb olive oil
  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 2 Tb (to taste) chili spice blend (see recipe below) or chili powder
  • 2 quarts canned tomatoes (home-canned is nice)
  • 1 pint water
  • 1 Tb Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 to 6 cans of beans: kidney beans, black beans, pinto beans (your favorites!)
  • ¼ cup corn meal
  1. First, saute onion and garlic in olive oil until soft and aromatic.
  2. Add hamburger and brown. Drain fat, if necessary.
  3. Drain cans of beans and add to the skillet and stir until hot.
  4. Sprinkle with spice mix, and stir. Taste and adjust seasonings. (It should be a bit strong.)
  5. Dump tomatoes, water, Worcestershire sauce and hamburger-bean mixture into a large crock pot.
  6. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or 3 to 4 hours on high.
  7. minutes before serving, taste and adjust seasonings, and stir in corn meal.
  8. Serve with an assortment of the following (optional): sour cream, shredded cheese, sliced jalapeno peppers, sliced green onions, crackers or corn chips, and so on.
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