Classic Chili and Biscuits. Before3pm.com

The weather is finally starting to turn slightly cooler, and it sure seems about time since it is October!

Normally weather in the 80’s wouldn’t make you think of chili, but it has been such a hot summer, 80’s is feeling pretty cool!

Classic Chili and Biscuits. Before3pm.com

This is a really straight-forward recipe for chili – nothing fancy, nothing spicy, nothing strange.  Just good ‘ole fashioned chili.

Classic Chili and Biscuits. Before3pm.com

I know that cornbread might seem a more suitable accompaniment to chili, but our family likes biscuits more (okay, okay.   like biscuits more)!

Classic Chili and Biscuits. Before3pm.com

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Chili
A traditional chili made with ground beef, onions, and green peppers.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 medium chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped green peppers
  • 1 can (1 lb, 12 oz) Tomatoes - diced or pureed
  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 can (15 1/2 oz) beans (kidney, black, pinto, etc)
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 medium chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped green peppers
  • 1 can (1 lb, 12 oz) Tomatoes - diced or pureed
  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 can (15 1/2 oz) beans (kidney, black, pinto, etc)
Instructions
  1. Cook and stir ground beef, onion, and peppers in large pot until meat is brown and onion tender.
  2. Drain fat.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients, except for beans.
  4. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Alternatively, cook uncovered for 45 minutes.
  5. Stir in drained beans; heat.
  6. Serve topped with cheese if desired.
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Tips:

  1.  It is just as easy to make a lot of chili as a little, so I always make a lot and freeze the rest for easy dinners in the future.
  2. I use a food processor to chop up the onions and green peppers into very small (almost mush) pieces.   The flavor is still gets in there, but this avoids big pieces of vegetables that my kids will have a fit over.
  3. I also puree my tomatoes (either in the same food processor or with my stick blender).  Same reason as #2.
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Biscuits
A traditional biscuit using soft wheat flour.
Servings
biscuits
Ingredients
  • 2 cups soft wheat flour Such as White Lily brand
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2/3-3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 whole egg
Servings
biscuits
Ingredients
  • 2 cups soft wheat flour Such as White Lily brand
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2/3-3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 whole egg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  2. In large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Cut in shortening until the crumbs are the size of peas.
  4. Blend in buttermilk just until the dough is well-moistened, but not overly sticky.
  5. Turn out onto floured surface. Gently form dough into a rectangle with your hands. Fold it into thirds. Pat it out again on the floured surface, and fold it into thirds again. Pat it out into a rectangle again, about 3/4 inch to 1 inch thick.
  6. For minimal fuss, you can cut it into squares, or you can use a round cookie cutter. Place on greased cookie sheet.
  7. Optional: Mix egg with a little water to make an egg wash. Brush top of each biscuit with egg wash and lightly sprinkle with salt.
  8. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
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