Saturday, October 25, 2014

McCormick® Fire Roasted Garlic Skillet Sauce... My Chili has never tasted better!

This morning I'm headed home to Monterey for a couple of weeks!
Which is something I believe North Carolina picked up on...
Because she put on a show of Fall colors yesterday that made it hard to leave!
Looked like she was saying, Please don't go!
Nevertheless, this girl is headed west and solo no less... Which means
that I spent the last few days preparing quick and easy homemade
dinner meals for my sweetie to enjoy while he misses me!
Of course, this also meant my first stop was Walmart for some 
McCormick® Skillet Sauces! Especially since I was asked for my chili!
Usually, I season my chili with my own blend of McCormick® spices...
However, their skillet sauce now that does that for me! And, if I'm
being honest, it does it even better! McCormick® has packaged up a
blue-ribbon winning recipe for chili in this little pouch. So I'm using it!
You can use ground beef or turkey, but my guy prefers stew meat so stew
meat it is! Begin in a skillet or Dutch oven with olive oil and a little bit of
good unsalted butter over high heat. Add one whole white onion, chopped
and minced garlic. Sear stew meat and caramelize the onion to build flavor!
After meat has browned, season with just a little sea salt and pepper...
Then, add one large can of diced tomatoes. Deglaze
pan with the juice, scraping off all the delicious bits
of flavor from the bottom with a wooden spoon...
Next, add all the beans you'd like. For my chili, I love a colorful
combination of black beans, kidney beans and pinto beans!
Stir in the bean rainbow...
Then, add your McCormick® Skillet Sauce!
Layering flavors through cooking techniques and the seasonings
we use is key to developing a depth of flavor that sets your dish
apart. To develop a richer depth of flavor for my chili, I have used
cooking techniques such as browning, caramelizing and now...
Because I have cornbread yet to bake... Slow cooking! Slow cooking
also ensures that my stew meat falls apart, which is a very good thing!
Now, while it's true McCormick® Skillet Sauces will transform
just a few simple ingredients into a flavorful, satisfying dinner meal
in less than thirty minutes, this girl needed just a little bit more time!
Because what's a great pot of chili without sweet cornbread
slathered up in unsalted butter and drizzled with honey?
Yes, still great chili... You're right! By the way, at only $1.68 per pouch,
McCormick® Skillet Sauces cost less than the price you'd pay for
just one of the seasonings necessary to create a chili to remember!
Like this one!
I hope you'll try several (if not all!) of the seven different varieties
of Skillet Sauces McCormick® has developed just for us and just
in time for the busy holiday season... Where meals like this in under
thirty minutes means more time for shopping and time with family!
Bon Appétit from 36,000 feet and thirty minutes outside San Francisco!

Disclaimer: Although I was compensated for my review of McCormick® Skillet Sauces all opinions expressed in this post are (as always) my own!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, it is that time of year for comfort food. Your chili looks delish! Have a great time visiting with your family!


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