Thursday, January 1, 2009

What's Cooking Wednesday? (a day late)

Game day food. Specifically, chili. A staple here at our house, especially during the winter months. We are getting ready for Alabama's big bowl game tomorrow night and have some fellow Alabama fans joining us for dinner and the game. This is the best season Alabama has had in A LONG TIME so WE ARE PUMPED about the game tomorrow night. Anyway, here is the recipe. It is from a close family friend of Will's family. I'm not sure where or what Wheeler Mountain is, but they have some dang good chili. Plus, thanks to my friends Ginger and Kevin trying this recipe out first (long ago before they were married), I now know what a clove of garlic is (not to be confused with a bulb of garlic). Let's just say there was probably not a whole lot of kissin' going on after that soup was consumed.

Wheeler Mountain Chili (from Dorlea Rikard)
1-lb. ground turkey
1-lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can red beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can stewed tomatoes
15oz. can tomato sauce
1t. salt
2t. cumin
4t. chili powder
red pepper to taste
1/2c. red wine (optional)

Brown meats, pepper, onion and garlic; drain. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer at least 1 hour.

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