Sunday, October 31, 2010

Apple Chili

Here's a new Applemania! recipe that was a big hit at my house.  With chilly autumn evenings and apples everywhere, it's a great meal to make in the crock pot and simmer all afternoon.
Use organic beans, spices and produce plus free range meat.


Apple Chili
The apples give it a bit of a fresh, sweet taste without adding sugar.

1# ground beef
In a large cast iron skillet brown meat
Remove meat; in the same pan, saute the following;

1 med candy onion - chopped
1 green pepper - diced
2 med apples - chopped

Return meat to pan and add the following;
1 can black beans
1 can light red kidney beans
1 can dark kidney beans
1 can chili beans
Any combination of beans will work but these made a colorful stew.
2 cans crushed tomatoes or 2 quarts home canned

Simmer slowly on stove top or in crock pot for a of min. 2-3 hours.

Season with chili powder, cumin, red pepper flakes, sea salt and pepper to taste.

For a sweeter twist, add a few chocolate chips or a chocolate kiss to your bowl.  You can't really taste the chocolate but it gives it a good flavor.

I've posted this recipe on the REAL FOOD WEDNESDAY blog carnival.  Check out all the wonderful recipes and information available there.

3 comments:

  1. That sounds delish! We will have to try it. Wow... adding chocolate... that's probably the last thing I would've thought of adding. Now I want to try it! : )

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  2. I've added both chocolate and pumpkin to my chili, but never apples. Will definitely give this a go! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Hmmm...pumpkin? Never tried that in chili! I've been having a hankering for pumpkin...I'll have to try it!

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