Thursday, January 31, 2013


Hi Friends! I am not sure I know I don't like this cold weather when we were just having Spring like weather a few days ago. When we have cold weather I love eating and making soup. I think soup is something extremely easy to make and it last for more than one meal which both is a win win in my book.

In my hometown in Indiana the first full weekend of October there is a festival held called the Apple Festival. There are rides, craft booths, and of course awesome food. One of the major things people go for are the taco in a bags and the cinnamon rolls. When I found this one chili recipe on Pinterest I knew I had to make it. It was an added bonus that once I tasted it, it tasted like the yummy goodness of the taco in a bag.

I grew up with elbow macaroni or spaghetti in my chili. My father in law calls it redneck chili and my husband always wanted me to try it without the noodles. When he always tried to convince me to take the noodles out I thought he was crazy and lost his mind. I don't want to tell him this but after trying this recipe he might have been right...just a little is all tho.

The above picture drew me in and then once I read the recipe it really spoke to me. That day I went out and got all the ingredients to make this Texas chili and let it simmer for a few hours on the stove. It did not dissapoint! 

1 lbs hamburger
1/2 white onion chopped
1 can tomatoes
1 can ranch style beans with jalepaneos
1 large can of tomatoe juice
1 fajita packet
chili powder
garlic powder
crushed red pepper flakes

Chop onion and throw in your dutch oven while browning your hamburger. Once brown drain grease if needed. Add a dash of the fajita packet and stir together really well. Add beans and tomatoes without draining any juice off. Add in a dash of crushed red pepper flakes, 1TBS of chili powder and 1tsp of garlic powder. Pour in the tomatoe juice (I just eyeball this and don't measure I just make sure the juice covers all the ingredients with some leftover on top). Let it warm up then taste and see if you need to add any other seasoning. I end up usually adding another dash from the fajita packet. I also like to top mine with fritos, shredded cheese, and ranch. 

**I used tomatoe juice, garlic and red pepper flakes that the orignal pin did not call for.

I hope you guys enjoyed this recipe. Please let me know if you end up making it! Now go and link up with Katie and Steph


  1. Haha! I don't know who called this Texas Chili but I can tell you in Texas any Chili with beans is referred to by Texans as soup. That being said, I live in Texas and tell them they are silly. Chili must have beans. (Honestly, there is a chili war over this)
    This chili looks awesome and is very close to my recipe.

  2. I might just make this! Or share it with my husband and have him make it!

    Ramblings of a Suburban Mom

  3. This looks yummy! I haven't found a chili recipe yet that both my hubby and I REALLY like. Right now I use the McCormick Chili seasoning and use the recipe on the back with a few additions. It's ok but not IT. I'll give this one a try though! (without the onions!)

  4. Looks good! I love making chili on these cold winter nights!


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