1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. pork sausage (mild)
1 onion (chopped)
1 green pepper (chopped)
3 toes of garlic (more if you are a garlic lover – chopped fine or pressed)
3 lg. cans crushed tomatoes
1 lg. can tomato paste
2 cans pinto beans drained and rinsed
1 can green chilies
3 tsp chili powder
½ tsp. crushed red pepper
½ tsp cinnamon
2 tblsp. sugar
Brown meat with crushed garlic, onions and peppers. Cook until vegetables are soft. Drain. Add tomatoes, beans, and tomato paste, then add seasonings. Simmer, stirring often, for at least an hour.
When I was a child, this chili was made every Sunday and that was the one day of the week that the “cook” took the rest of the day off and we were free to eat a bowl whenever we were hungry. Some of us liked to eat it spread generously over an open-faced hamburger bun. We called it a chili burger.
I thought of those great, lazy Sunday afternoons when Jenny in One Small Victory needed some “comfort food” for her children. What better than a bowl of Gringo Chili.
One Small Victory Blurb:
Life can change in just an instant. That's the harsh reality that Jenny Jasik faces when her son is killed in an automobile accident, but never in her wildest dreams did she ever expect to be working undercover as a member of a drug task force. She is, after all, just a Mom. But don’t discount what a mother can do when the safety of her children is at stake.
Maryann Millers professional experience includes magazine and newspaper work on a national and regional level. The Rosen Publishing Group has released nine of her nonfiction books including the award-winning, COPING WITH WEAPONS AND VIOLENCE In School and On Your Streets. In addition to One Small Victory, she has two other books published. Play It Again, Sam is a “second time around” romance, and Friends Forever is a young adult novel on Kindle. Open Season, the first book in a mystery series featuring two women homicide detectives in Dallas, will be released in hardcover December 2010.
One Small Victory
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