Thursday, October 22, 2009

5 Bean Chili

Breakfast. Uh-huh. My breakfast. This was soooooooo good that when I came home from dropping the kids off at school, I was eating this by 8am. Really. I couldn't wait for lunch. No way.
So, now that I got that off my chest... the night I was making this, I called my sister and told her I was nervous about serving this to my husband, for he is a CHILI CRITIC. He loves to make chili here at the Cozy Kitchen, and well... I was really worried about what he would think.
I was almost certain he wouldn't like it. But not only did he like it....... he RAVED about it through out dinner, and so did my boys. {It was too spicy for my 5 year old daughter though.}
They all said it's a KEEPER and I'm so glad, because they don't even know it yet...but leftovers are even better !! Thanks Emeril !

Oh ! And another thing... My husband taught me to eat chili with saltine crackers, topped with margarine and then topped with a spoonful of chili. Oh my word. YUM!! I wish I knew about that when I was growing up. All those years I ate chili sad. If you haven't tried it, you should. I've never been able to eat chili without saltines again.

5 Bean Chili - Emeril Lagasse

1 pound ground chuck
1 cup diced yellow onion
1 cup diced green bell pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons Mexican style chili powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (28-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, broken up with your hands
3 cups beef stock or canned low-sodium beef broth
2 bay leaves
1 1/2 cups cooked and drained great Northern beans
1 1/2 cups cooked and drained pinto beans
1 1/2 cups cooked and drained kidney beans
1 1/2 cups cooked and drained black beans
1 1/2 cups cooked and drained navy beans

In a Dutch oven, over medium-high heat, cook the meat until well browned, 4 to 6 minutes. Add the onions, bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, salt, cumin, black pepper, cayenne pepper, coriander, and cinnamon, and cook until vegetables are soft, 4 to 6 minutes. Add the tomatoes, stock, and bay leaves; bring the mixture to a simmer, partially cover, and cook for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the beans, stir to combine, and continue to cook another 20 to 30 minutes, or until the flavors have come together and the chili has a nice, thick consistency. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if necessary.

*I topped mine with a dollop of sour cream & shredded cheddar. Yum!*

It's Foodie Friday over at Designs by Golllum !


JoAnn said...

Oh my! This does look good. We're saltine cracker/butter eaters also - how funny. I will definitely be making this. I have clam chowder on the brain for this weekend, however, but very soon for sure.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

Chili on top of saltines sounds so delicious! I love this with all the different beans! One person in my family is a bean hater - I wonder if I can lure them with this?!

Sage said...

This sounds so good;fantastic chili! I guess it's that time of the year. My beans are soaking right now; baked beans tomorrow.

koralee said...

Yummy.....I can see why you could not wait for lunch!!! I love saltines with my chili! Your first image is amazing...well they all are pretty amazing! xoxoxo

Teresa said...

Okay...Queen B...I would totally eat that chili for breakfast...thanks for confessing such a private event! Ha!
Looks scrumptious!
Oh...hope you don't mind...I borrowed an idea for a photograph from you. I love how you take a shot of your dry ingredients kind of seperated...looks really I took a similar shot of my Spice Tea ingredients today! Thanks for the neat idea!
Oh...and I posted it if you want to take a peek!

simpledaisy said...

I love chili....but I don't eat it atop crackers and butter:) I usually just eat it with crumpled up blue corn chips!! yummy~

Michelle said...

It is so awful outside now, I can heard the wind just howling! Your chili sure would be welcome at my table any time!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love Emeril's recipes! I've eaten in his restaurants in New Orleans...everything on his menu is so good!

I never heard of eating chili on saltines -- I'll have to try that! :-)

Happy Foodie Friday!

Really Rainey said...

That chili recipe looks fantastic! Thanks for the soda cracker tip... I'll try it next time I make up a batch. Great photos!
Have a wonderful week end!
~Really Rainey~

Sophie said...

I love chilli's from time to time,..this dish looks fab, Queen B!

Meta said...

This recipe sounds great! As soon as it cools off here, I'm trying it!!!

Meta xo

Kate said...

This looks great! It has really cooled down in the last few days. Chili will make a great meal this week end.

LuLu & Co. said...

I'm going to make this this weekend,

Mary said...

It is hard to go wrong with one of Emeril's recipes. I'm must admit I'm intrigued by the use of 5 different beans. I'm going to have to try this and see why he chose to do that. Your chili looks fantastic.

Kasey said...

can you come make it for me?

heartnsoulcooking said...

I love all the different beans in this recipe.

Katherine Aucoin said...

My husband would love me forever if i made this for him...guess i better get n the kitchen!

The Fajdich Times said...

Great recipe and photos. I too love saltines with chili:)

Kathleen said...

I always crumbled my saltines on top of my chili. This looks like a much better idea! I've been craving chili lately. We've had a few crisp nights in Socal and that's when the craving hits me! This will be the recipe I try. Thanks for sharing. Great photos too!

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I'm always on the lookout for a great chili recipe. Thanks!

Simply Life said...

Oh this sounds like the perfect chili! I forgot about that - thanks for the great idea of what to make! :)

Ms Whit said...

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Meals by Misty said...

Yummy chili! I love chili! I made 5 batches last week alone. I also love your blog! Thanks for visiting mine and I look forward to reading more of your posts :)

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Mmmmmmmm!! A breakfast of champions!! It looks yummy!!!

~ Wendy

Jen R. said...

I'e never done Chili for breakfast, but I would try it!

Cathy said...

I agree with you completely - chili and saltines are a perfect pair. This looks like a terrific recipe. Love all the spices you've added.

Anne (QueenB's little sis) said...

Ok big sis- my hubby made this last night for dinner because it was on your blog! We LOVED it! What a treat- I didn't have to do a thing!


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