Thursday, February 25, 2010

Madi presents: National Chili Day

February 25 is National Chili Day....
in honor of that Mom would like to share her
Chili recipe with you.
2 lbs lean ground beef
1 large onion, diced
1 garlic clove,minced
1 to 2 tablespoons chilil powder (recipe calls for 1/4 cup....I've never used that much)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 28oz canned diced tomatoes and liquid
2 15 oz cans of red kidney beans, drained
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
Are for a Dutch oven or sauce pot. I brown the meat in a skillet per below then slow cook all
in a crock pot
Brown ground beef, onions and garlic until pan juices evaporate and beef is well browned transfer to a crock pot. Stir in chili powder, salt and pepper, tomatoes, kidney beans and tomato sauce. Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours. Before serving sprinkle shredded sharp cheddar on top.

Mom loves new recipes of any kind...if you have a special one you'd like to share we'd love to have it.
Thanks for indulging us on National Chili Day
Madi and Mom

NOTE FROM MOM: regarding the vicious meow on yesterday's post.
As I've mentioned, Madi is quite vocal. There have been a total of 6 cats (past and present) in our family and extended family. We know a lot about meows. Madi has quite a unique way of meowing. It starts with 'me' (barely a squeak), then she accents the OOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW!!! That is what you were seeing yesterday the big OW!!!


  1. Yum! That's sounds sooo good! We luv chili or at least we think we would if mommy would let us. She says it delicious!

    Thanks!!Riley and Star.

  2. Very sweet of your Mom to share her recipe, Madi!...Mom says she will try to send a recipe in a few days when she has more time to type...Madi, we loved your pictures yesterday=miss your sweet face today!!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  3. Yum...I like to top w/ cheese and fritos!

  4. Hi Madi & Mom
    That looks like a nice recipe for chilli - we would pass on the quarter of a cup of chilli too!
    As for you loud meows Madi, it is important for us girls to have a voice.
    Sometimes when you are small and female you can get passed over!
    You just keep right on loud as it takes...........oh and don't try that chilli yourself.
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  5. Hi Madi & Mom,

    The chili sounds delicious and perfect for the cool days we are having. I like it with southern style cornbread. Thanks for the recipe.

    We love your big Meow Madi, keep it up. It took Cindi Lou almost a year before she decided to talk to us. Her meows can be pretty loud too sometimes.

    Hugs & Purrs,
    Judy and Cindi Lou
    PS, the Halloween idea sounds great!

  6. Sure wish I had all the makings for chili today! It's COLD out! But then I have to go to work. Not a good meal befor working! lol Keep meowing Madi!

  7. Mmmmm, thanx for sharing. Mom will do a fun post next week with on of her favorite recipes! And keep an eye out for it's FISH!!! We hope you've all been well and miss you bunches!

  8. Kitties just like dogs, horses and even my chickens all have different voices. That's why we luv our creatures sooooo muuuchh!

    Your chili looks good, but Madi would probably like a good ol fish stew!

  9. Nummy recipe Madi Mama!! Mama always loves trying new chili recipes!


  10. Sounds like a great meal on a cold winter day....thanks!

  11. Thanks for your recipe
    I try to translate it :-)

  12. So Magi, if I understand correctly, you Mom prefers a more tame chili and not the kind where you need to have right next to you the phone number for the closest fire department...I'm with her!! Though I do know, love and respect a few people who love that hot, firey chili...they have my utmost admiration!!

    The recipe looks great and I'll have to try it soon with this cold weather it would be best! I will send your Mom a recipe that might go well with the chili, but can definitely be had at any time (well, I think so!).

    Thanks for your daily comments! We enjoy and appreciate them!

    Cat, Lautrec and Tiny

  13. Happy Chili Day! Pop makes a beanless Texas chili that is great.

    Cats of Wildcat Woods

  14. We LOVE chili!!!!!!!!! Can we come over for some???? Mamabug isn't up to fixing us any, yet.......xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  15. I have to find out if I like chili before I decide if I liked your post today, Madi. Do you like chili? I know I like kat-food for sure.

  16. We had no idea it was National Chili day! When our mom makes chili she mostly makes it from the packets at the store, plus added spices. But she doesn't use meat - she uses rice and beans (because she isn't a big meat eater). She is a bit crazy like that.

  17. Hi Madi!

    This is too funny...Momma didn't know it was National Chili Day, but do you know what she made for the dinner? Chili! (It's furry cold here and chili just sounded good)...we are really giggling about this!

    purry purrs

  18. Madi and C,
    We are in for MORE cold!!! You too!!!
    C your Chili recipe sounds really good!!! I will try it some time soon.
    Tom has a cold again. It is just a head cold, not the H1N1!!! He worked today and will work tomorrow. He has to be VERY SICK to not go to work!! He is not as sick as he was last year when he had (we think) the H1N1. But I still have to do more than I have to do when he is all well. You Know??
    Kiss for Madi, Happy, Bambi & Fern

  19. Aw, mom didn't see this recipe until after she already ate, otherwise she would have made it, she says! She'll hafta try it another time!!

  20. "national chilli day" Thatz a new info. I don't know whether we have anything like that in India

  21. We love chili..Frito Pie here in Texas, yummy :)

    Licks from me Olive

  22. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    My mom had a boss who promised her to make Chili so she could taste it. He went back to the states and she never tasted it! Hmmm...
    Kisses and hugs


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