Friday, December 08, 2006
Favorite Ingredients Friday (Cole's chili)

Good Morning everyone! Thank goodness it's Friday! It's been a long week. :)

Well, it's time for another Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe exchange!

The recipe I'm about to share is from my brother, Cole. He has started a tradition of making a big pot of chili on football Saturdays (when the Huskers are playing out of town). He invites family and friends over to watch the game and they are greeted with the appetizing aroma of his chili bubbling in a pot of the stove. This is, by far, my favorite type of chili.

Cole's Chili


  1. 3 (15 oz) cans tomato sauce
  2. 3 (15 oz) cans warm water
  3. 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
  4. 2 (15 oz) cans Del-Monte original recipe stewed tomatoes
  5. 1 (15 0z) can mexican style chili beans
  6. 1/2 cup minced onions
  7. 1 Tbsp Lowrey's seasoning salt
  8. 1 tsp garlic salt
  9. 1 tsp pepper
  10. 1 tsp chili powder
  11. 1/2 package taco seasoning
  12. 1 1/2- 2 lbs. ground beef


  1. Brown the ground beef, coating with chili powder. Drain and add to a stock pot.
  2. Saute onions with 2 tsp olive oil or butter until softened. Add to the stock pot.
  3. Add remaining spices into the stock pot.
  4. Add cans of tomato sauce, water, tomato paste, stewed tomatoes, and chili beans.
  5. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat so that chili can simmer for several hours.
  6. Note: If chil is too thick, add tomato juice. If too thin, add tomato paste. If you want your chili spicer, add more chili powder.
  7. Optional: serve with shredded cheddar cheese and crackers.

This is always a big hit with our family and friends! If you decide to try it, I hope you'll love it as much as we do!

I look forward to seeing your Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe! Don't forget to link your specific recipe post link on Mr. Linky so I can see what's cooking at your house!

Oh, and be sure to put the title of your recipe in parenthesis! It makes it so much quicker for me to go back and search for recipes as I build my weekly menu.

My previous Favorite Ingredients Friday recipes

Grandma's Sponge Cake
Parmesan Bow-Tie Skillet
Scalloped Potatoes
Chocolate Crepes
Chocolate Cream Pie
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Caramel Brownies
Peach Banana Daiquiri

Thanks so much for your participation. I do appreciate it!

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7:34 AM

At 8:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds yummy! I love chili!

At 8:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds yummy! I love chili!

At 8:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds yummy! I love chili!

At 8:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This recipe sounds yummy! I love chili!

At 8:23 AM, Blogger Pieces said...

I guess Miranda likes chili. :)

I love mexican-style chili beans. I put them on salad straight from the can.

At 8:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This recipe sounds yummy! the thicker the chili the better!

At 8:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This recipe sounds yummy! the thicker the chili the better!

At 8:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your recipe seems delicious!!

At 8:31 AM, Blogger Magi said...

We love chili, especially in the cooler months. Years ago I started serving it with rice. It helps stretch out a pot if you have lots of mouths to feed, and it's delicious. When someone new first sees it, they think it's odd, until they try it. :o)

At 8:46 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

This sounds yummy and like it'll serve an army! I could make this up one weekend and freeze about 1/2 of it for another dinner - thanks!

At 9:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL!! Sorry for all the comment posts. My computer kept taking me back to the page to verify the letters, so I didn't think any of my post went through. It was really fustrating me when I thought none of them went through :) Blonde moment!!

At 9:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love chili! I can't wait to try this one out! Sounds great!

At 10:19 AM, Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

This sounds awesome. I love chili with cornbread.

Thanks for all the prayers!

At 11:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your recipe sounds yummy. We are big chili fans here. This has been a crazy day. Due to a flat tire, mine is late, but up now. And for some reason, I couldn't find Favorite Ingredient Friday for this week on your site. It's taken awhile, but I'm here now. Hope you enjoy:)

At 11:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yum! I'm having to miss this week, but I'm NOT missing reading all of these delicious recipes!! :) :)

At 3:40 PM, Blogger cityfarmer said...

Mmmmmm think I'll head for the crockpot.

At 4:21 PM, Blogger Larae said...

Oooo, sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing & hosting! =)

At 12:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do love chile and this sounds scruptious! I love your blog site. Do drop by and visit me sometime. thank you.

At 2:01 PM, Blogger lightshines said...

Sounds yummy. I cannot wait to get back to blogging and Five Ingredient Fridays. Soon.


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