Friday, October 22, 2010

Le Creuset Chili-time!

When I learned there was a Frost advisory for tonight, I knew what I had to do...
Put my beautiful semi-new Le Creuset dutch oven to work on a rich, hearty chili!
2 pounds of chuck roast, Garlic, onion, celery, beef stock, diced
tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans and a couple of Spices is all it takes!
Cook celery and chopped White onion in olive
oil with garlic until soft. About eight minutes...
Add a bit of fresh cracked Pepper, stir and transfer to a bowl
Add chuck roast cut into bite-size pieces back into the pot and brown on all sides 
Rinse and drain your beans. I use kidney and black beans in my
chili. Add garlic, celery and onion back with the browned beef
By the way... This is also the beginning of a terrific stew or beef-veg soup!
But it's Chili we're going for this frosty-Autumn weekend!
Add can of tomato sauce, beans and diced tomatoes to the pot...
 Finish with 4 cups of beef broth and enough cumin and Chili powder
to suit you. I use just under a tablespoon of each. If you're able to
stand the heat, this is where Tabasco might enter the picture...
However, Mr. Tabasco doesn't live in this kitchen!
That's it! Cover and simmer for as little as thirty minutes or as long as three hours
Since this is Saturday's dinner, we're going the
distance on time. For a taste, check back tomorrow!


  1. My mother-in-law just bought me one of these pots, and I think I just found the recipe I'm going to christen in with! Thank you for sharing!

  2. You are so welcome! And, wow... Lucky you for having such a terrific mother-in-law!

    Happy Cooking!

  3. Oh my goodness what a great recipe! I am going to make it but use chicken and chicken broth instead! How many servings does this make? Thanks for sharing!

  4. Tons of servings... I just put it into the refrigerator, (after 3 hours on simmer) and the contents of the dutch oven it over-filled my 5-quart tupperware! Easily dinner for 5, twice! It'll be dinner for Terry this weekend and then probably become raccoon-food next week!

    PS - Terry wants it over rice tomorrow. And, the beef is falling apart. Yum! But, not for me... I'm staying CLEAN! :)

  5. It looks so delicious, especially in your Le Creuset!

  6. If this isn't a hearty serving of comfort food for this time of year then I don't know what it. Gorgeous photographs too!

    P.S. Your property is beautiful this time of year too!

  7. Hey hun! This looks amazing!! I'm drooling. What size cutch oven are you using here? I want to purchase this exact one :) Would LOVE to try this recipe in it! <3

  8. Hey hun! This looks amazing!! I'm drooling. What size dutch oven are you using here? I want to get this exact one. :) Perfect size for big hearty chili! <3 Thanks!


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