Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Throw Together Chili!

I don't know what it is about chasing after a two year old, but I am not motivated to take a lot of time with dinner these days.  As a result, I stumbled upon a SWEET concoction (yeah, that means I actually made a recipe up all by myself!).

I found a recipe for the world's BEST Fajita Seasoning in the October 2009 Edition of Cuisine at Home.  I LOVE getting flank steak at Costco and using this seasoning on Fajita's.  I'm surprised I haven't posted the Fajita's on my blog yet....but all you really need is the seasoning...which you'll get because it was part of my Throw Together Chili.

Throw Together Chili
2 Tablespoons Fajita Seasoning (See recipe below)
1/2 white onion, chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 pound chorizo
1-14 oz. can pinto beans with chili sauce
1-12 oz. can navy beans (or other white beans), drained and rinsed
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 can tomato sauce

On medium heat in a large pan add oil and onions.  Cook until soft.  Add chorizo and Fajita Seasoning, crumble meat while cooking through.  Add beans, tomatoes and tomato sauce.  Let simmer for 20 minutes to 1 hour.

Fajita Seasoning:
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon of EACH paprika, onion powder, dried oregano and kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon of EACH ground coriander, garlic powder, and black pepper
1/4 teaspoon of EACH red pepper flakes, ground ginger and cayenne pepper

This chili is great stand alone and ROCKS over tortilla chips for chili cheese nachos!  OH YEAH!