Tonight’s Chili

Tonight’s Chili

IMG_2032.JPGMost of the time when I make chili, it is an afterthought because of the weather.  It’s not usually something I put on my weekly menu.  Because of that, my chili inadvertently ends up being a different concoction of canned tomatoes and other ingredients just about every time I make it.  Either I’m digging through the panty trying to figure out what would taste good together in a pot of chili, or I’m actually at the grocery store picking ingredients on the fly.  Last year I made a pot of chili that turned out to be one of my favorites, so I wrote it on a recipe card with the title, “Tonight’s Chili.”  (Because it wasn’t any other night’s chili, and if I didn’t write it down, it would have only been that night’s chili.)  I made it again tonight, once again as an afterthought, and thus did not have the exact ingredients.  I had to substitute minced garlic and dried minced onions since my can of diced tomatoes didn’t have those ingredients.  Other than not having enough ground beef, the chili was delicious, and definitely one I’ll make again.  I served it with my Sweet Southern Cornbread, which is basically my mom’s broccoli cornbread recipe minus the broccoli.  Mmm…delish!

Tonight’s Chili Recipe



  • 2 pounds ground sirloin
  • 2 16-oz cans tomato sauce
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes, mild
  • 1 16-oz can Diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
  • 1 16-oz can chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder ( or 2 Tbsp if you like it spicy)
  • 2-3 sprinkles of ground red pepper
  • 2 big squirts of Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce (Hickory and Brown Sugar this time)
  • Sprinkle of Tex-Joy steak seasoning, ground black pepper and Worcestershire


  1. Brown ground sirloin, seasoning with Tex-Joy, ground black pepper and Worcestershire; drain grease.
  2. Add all other ingredients, mix well, and simmer till the kids have showered up.
  3. Top with shredded cheddar and serve with your favorite cornbread.

Tonight's Chili Recipe




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