Saturday, June 21, 2008


Some time last month i got super lazy and decided to make something that could last me a week. The first thing that came to my mind was Chili (a.k.a chili con carne). Like my Mexican casserole, i got the recipe from Food Management class in high school. We never made it in class so i tried it out at home and my mom loved it! Ever since then, Chili became my first choice week-long food cuz you can derive and make so many other dishes from that one pot of Chili. The good thing about it is: you can substitute the meat with ground pork, ground beef, ground chicken, sausages, or even leave it meatless. I like the original ground beef best but this time i used ground turkey since PP was out of beef. Anyhoo, all you have to do is chuck everything in a big pot and let it simmer for a few hours, sound easy enough? I had my chili in 4 different ways: with rice, with macaroni, chili fries, and with chips. So for like, 4 days, all i had was this and I'm still not sick of it :D Wahahaha.

serves 12
  • 1 kilogram ground beef, cooked (or any type of meat)
    (leave the meat out for a vegetarian chili)
  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • 3 cups kidney beans
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 cups tomatoes, diced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 cups water
  1. Add all ingredients into a big pot and let it simmer for 2-3 hours.
  2. Garnish with grated cheese and onions.



  1. what type of cheese is that on the picture?

  2. hello, if i remember correctly, i think i just shredded some Gouda cheese.