Monday, January 07, 2008

Good Old Bowl of Chili



I decided to make a pot of Chili today. It's non-traditional but very easy to make. I don't have a specific measurement simply because I hate to take out the spoon to measure everything. I used pork slices instead of ground pork/beef. Again too lazy to ground the pork with my cleaver. Why Chili? Because it's freezing cold over here and I'm dreaming of a bowl of hot Chili!



First, I browned the pork in extra virgin olive oil. Dish out and set aside. Then, I add in one chopped yellow onion and 2 cloves of chopped garlic. Brown those in the E.V. olive oil, when brown, I pour in 28oz. of whole tomatoes with juice (break it out) and 15oz. of red beans in Chili, add in the pork slices and some water. The seasonings I used were garlic powder, onion powder, cumin powder, paprika powder, cayenne powder, oregano, parsley, a little cane sugar, salt & pepper to taste. Covered and let it simmer at low heat for 2 hours. Serve with shredded cheese and rice on the side.

Note: Add 2 cans of red beans in Chili or any beans you fancy if you like lots of beans.

24 comments:

beachlover said...

hmmmm...look good...I never eat Chillie b4..Mostly what they sell in Wendy,come wt beef,so I never taste it at all..but hubby and Mishu love it

Greg said...

Chili is so comforting, isn't it? I like to add corn to mine. I also add some different kind of beans - usually a mixture of kidney beans, garbanzo beans, and black beans.

BlurMommy said...

It's very cold here too, so chili sounds really good right now. :)

babe_kl said...

hi belacan, i need a favour from you. i have a reader from houston asking me where to get Jim Willie Konnyaku Jelly Powder. Would you know any online grocer that have this brand? thanks in advance.

Andaliman said...

Ready to come over to have a bowl of your chili :)

Christy said...

Interesting!!!:D

daphne said...

yummy. Too bad it's SUPER hot in Perth now! Can see that with chips!

Ling's Passion said...

Wah so creative.....never heard of chili using sliced pork. Must try one of these days.

bigfish_chin said...

Oh Gosshh! Lovely ~
I gonna try this... Look so delicious!
Thanks for sharing ~

Little Corner of Mine said...

Beachlover,
If you cook it yourself, you can use ground pork or ground turkey!

Greg,
Yes, it's comforting and I so love your idea of adding corn! Will add corn the next time and variety of beans. When I was shopping for beans, I froze because there were so many beans and I had no idea which one to buy so I picked the easiest red bean in Chili. LOL!

BlurMommy,
Make one pot lah! ;)

Hi babe_kl,
No idea if we can get Jim Willie konnyaku jelly powder, never heard of this brand before. It's hard to find konnyaku jelly powder here, almost nonexistence. But I manage to find one online store that carries Konnyaku powder and molds. Link below:
http://store.asianmerchant.com/kojepo.html

Andaliman, yes yes, come over! :)

Thanks Christy! :P

Daphne,
Yeah, will be good with corn chips, next time will have to grab a pack of chips too! :)

Thanks Ling. Since we cook it ourselves, can basically put anything we desired and make it our own, sliced chicken breast would be an healtier version huh?

I Cook4Fun said...

Nothing beats a bowl of warm chili in this cold winter day :) It taste even better with corn bread :)

r said...

hmm...looks yummy.

The Cooking Ninja said...

hmm...that looks delicious.

Little Corner of Mine said...

You're welcome bigfish. :)

Yes Gert! Never made corn bread before, don't know how to make also, you got one good recipe? I like the sweet and spicy corn bread that has the added corns and bell peppers & jelepeno, you got the recipe?

Thanks r!

Thanks Cooking Ninja!

jadepearl said...

Its just one of those must have dishes when the weather turns cold. Yummylicious! Do it eat it with cornbread?

tigerfish said...

Wah, must be so appetizing with rice in freezing weather! Can use as filling of chili pot pie (just don't scoop out too much gravy so that the pie does not get too wet). Thinking only...wonder if it works!

Ling's Passion said...

Thank you for linking me to your blog. Appreciate it very much.

babe_kl said...

thanks belacan

Dhanggit said...

this is what i needed too in a cold and cloudy weather here...i prefer your version of pork rather than ground meat..with a hot steam rice..what could i ask for more..nothing except that i hope tomorrow will have a better weather!!

Little Corner of Mine said...

JP, I have not try it with cornbread yet. :P

Tigerfish, should work since Chili is pretty thick.

Likewise Ling! :)

You're welcome babe_kl.

Exactly Dhanggit! It's too cold now, I want Springs to be here soon. Can you tell, I don't really fancy winter. :P

WokandSpoon said...

That looks lovely and spicy - perfect for winter!

Big Boys Oven said...

this is lovely, I always have this when I was living somewhere in the north of UK!

singairishgirl said...

I love chilli, but can't take much beans. Lovely on a hotdog.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks wokandspoon, BBOven!

Hi D,
Chili on hot dog reminds me of AMW fast food restaurant. My dad used to bring us to eat there in M'sia ages ago.