Monday, August 16, 2010

Basil Chili

It's been cold since we moved to Austria. And I finally got a pot big enough to make soup in. So in celebration I made Ben and I a bowl of chili. And it was good.

Serves 4-6
1-2 tsp oil
2 medium onions, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup carrots, diced
2 cups chopped tomatoes
1 cup tomato sauce
2 cups kidney beans
1 cup corn
1 cup mushrooms
1 lb ground beef
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cayenne
2 cups beef broth
salt and pepper to taste
1 bunch fresh basil, chopped
cheese (to garnish)

Saute garlic and onion in oil until starting to soften. Then add carrots and mushrooms and saute until carrots are starting to soften. Then add ground beef, stir occasionally until browned. Add in tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, corn, chili powder, cayenne powder, half of the bunch of basil and beef broth. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Serve warm with cheese and fresh basil on top.