Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Warm You Up Chili from Mary Engelbreit's Fan Fare Cookbook

"If my family had to depend on me for food, they would starve to death in a really cute kitchen."
So begins the latest cookbook by popular illustrator Mary Engelbreit. In her Fan Fare Cookbook series, recipes are submitted by fans, friends and family, tested and tweaked, and published with Mary's signature designs, illustrations and fun quotes in an easy to use, lay-flat book.
These are set it and forget it recipes, easy to prepare and the slow cooker does all the work!

In our KitchenPuppy test kitchen, we whipped up the Warm You Up Chili. Because who could resist a name like that? We have been having high winds here, making the temperature seem much colder than it is. Time for some chili! Warm You Up Chili. Simple and delicious, and great to have on hand for chilled commuters and neighbours alike.

Mary Engelbreit's Fan Fare Cookbook
Hardcover, 192 pages

Warm You Up Chili
Patti Hurley   Martinsville, New Jersey
excerpted from 120 Slow Cooker Recipe Favorites
Mary Engelbreit's Fan Fare Cookbook
Makes 8 to 10 servings

1½ pounds ground beef, turkey, or chicken
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes, with liquid
2 medium onions, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
2 medium stalks celery, chopped
2 (15 oz) cans red of white kidney beans, with liquid
4 beef bouillon cubes
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Dash of hot red pepper flakes (optional)
1 cup drained canned or frozen corn (optional)
Shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream, for serving

Brown the meat in a skillet over medium-high heat, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and transfer it to a 5-quart slow cooker. Add the tomatoes, onions, green pepper, celery, beans, bouillon cubes, chili powder, cumin, and hot pepper flakes, and mix. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 2 to 3 hours. If desired, add the corn during the last 30 minutes of cooking. Serve with the cheese and sour cream.