November 03, 2017

Friday Five

On Halloween this week I made my traditional pot of chili. I've tried lots of recipes over the years, but this one is super easy and the best one yet according to my husband. It's made mostly from cans. Easy definitely works for me! Beware, it's spicy, but ingredients can easily substituted or omitted if you don't like your chili spicy hot.

Easy Chili


Ingredients

1 lb browned ground beef
1/2 lb browned ground spicy sausage 
2 cans Ro-tel brand Chili Fixin's
2 cans spicy chili beans
1 can Ro-tel brand Hot
2 cloves minced garlic
3 chopped Jalapeno peppers (with seeds)
1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper


Put all ingredients together in slow cooker. Cook for 4-6 hours on low. If you prefer mild chili use plain ground sausage, kidney beans, canned diced tomatoes in place of the Ro-tel Hot, and omit or reduce the amounts of the Jalapenos and Cayenne. Adjust as necessary according to taste. Add additional toppings as desired. Great served over rice or with tortilla chips for dipping too!

Note - I am not affiliated with Ro-tel, it just happens to be my favorite for this recipe. You can find their products in the grocery store in the area where other canned tomato products are found.


This week was pretty uneventful. After Halloween it was nothing but business paperwork all week. I'll complete my Friday Five with four Florida photos. If the chili didn't warm you up enough hopefully these will :)

  

This is my first time playing along on Five on Friday. Join me and meet some new friends!

28 comments:

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    1. Thanks Gattina. I love to use those big heart shells in craft projects :)

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  2. Florida pictures are amazing.. I love the heart!!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'll be sharing lots of Florida photos on a regular basis :)

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  3. Chilli is one of my favourites this time of year, chilli cheese fries is the best if you have left over chilli too :)

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    1. I agree, chili when it's chilly is perfect, and chili cheese fries definitely rock! My husband loves using the leftovers to make chili dogs too :)

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  4. ...your collage is lovely!

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    1. Thank so much Tom and thank you for stopping by :)

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  5. Thank you for visiting my blog! It is so refreshing to see your Florida photos since I am looking out at three inches of snow in my back yard. Perfect day for chili!

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    1. I saw that you had a dusting of snow on your post, already 3 inches?! I'll be sure to keep posting nice warm Florida photos for you :)

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  6. So happy you stopped by my blog today. And, I know exactly what you are talking about the blog situation. It loses something every year.

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    1. I think since Facebook came along it just ruined blogs. I personally despise Facebook. I do have an Instagram account which I love, it's much more interactive than blogs, and takes very little time. You should give it a try! :)

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  7. Love the Florida photos, and thanks for the chili recipe!

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    1. Thank you Lea and thanks for stopping by! :)

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  8. Sunset is gorgeous! Who can resist chili this time of year? I too love your heart of seashells.

    betty

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    1. Thanks Betty. I'll have to post some of the shell art I've made with those heat shells soon. Have a great weekend! :)

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  9. Nothing like a good pot of chili although I don't like mine to spicy. Such pretty photos. Loved the Sunset and the heart of seashells.

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    1. Hi Ida, Thanks so much and thank you for stopping by. My husband isn't happy unless the chili is painful! :D

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  10. Think I got heartburn just reading your chili recipe :) I'm partial to the same brand for tomatoes in my chili as well though I prefer to stick with the original level of spiciness. Beautiful Florida photos.

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    1. Hi Jean, I agree with you on the original level of spicy, my husband not so much lol. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  11. I'm running late this week on checking in, but will play along next week. It's funny how everyone has a "favorite" chili and no 2 are ever alike.

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    1. Tamy, It's so true! When the kids were all at home I literally had to make 5 different kinds of chili! My husband loved this recipe, I had one no meat for the vegetarian, one super spicy without beans, one with sauce instead of diced tomatoes, and a milder beanless one for me, crazy!

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  12. Sounds like a good recipe. We have one made with BBQ sauce and beer that we really like and every kind of bean..black, red and kidney, I make a big batch and freeze it up for a quick meal! Thanks for the warm photos...I needed them:)

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    1. Far Side, That sounds great, I'd love to have the recipe! I also make huge pots of chili and freeze in individual containers :)

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  13. I'd say that chili is pretty darn hot but good. I am a fan of Rotel.

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    1. Paula, it's way too hot for me but my husband loves it! :)

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  14. The chili sounds and looks delicious! I'm going to try that recipe! Love the Florida photos...especially the heart! Thank you so much for linking up!

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    1. Thanks Tanya, and that you for hosting Willy Nilly Friday :)

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