DCL Recipes: Sunday Night Chili Featured

06 Mar 2016
DCL Recipes: Sunday Night Chili Amy Poore

If you’re looking for a great chili recipe to feed the family on a relaxing (okay, lazy) Sunday evening, I’ve got one that’s a sure fire hit. And no, it’s not freezing outside – thankfully – but it’s certainly still chilly enough that a nice, hearty bowl of chili will hit the spot.



Sunday Night Chili 

12 ounces packaged bacon 

1 pound lean ground beef 

1 red bell pepper, diced 

1 sweet onion, diced 


One 15-ounce can diced tomatoes 

One 8-ounce can tomato paste 

One 15-ounce can light red kidney beans, plus one can of water 

One 15-ounce can of black beans, rinsed, plus one can of water 

1 1/2 tablespoons Chili powder 

2 tablespoons minced garlic 

1 bay leaf 

1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 

1 tablespoon Worcestershire  

1 teaspoon onion powder 

1 teaspoon garlic powder 

1 teaspoon oregano 

1 teaspoon cumin 

1 teaspoon salt (more or less to taste) 


Shredded cheese, green onion, Fritos and sour cream for toppings 

Cook bacon until crisp, remove, crumble once cooled. 

In bacon grease, cook onion and red bell pepper for two minutes, then add in ground beef. Cook until browned; drain excess grease. 

Add crumbled bacon and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 1-1 1/2 hours.  

Add salt and pepper to taste and serve with toppings of your choice.  

Amy Poore is a mom, a wife and a foodie. To see more of Amy's delicious recipes, visit her blog, Poore Amy, at pooreamy.com.  

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Amy Poore

I am a newly married 34 year old southern girl. Pooreamy is a play on my name and really an oxymoron because my life is full, rich and happy. I’m an open book who loves to talk, share and hopefully help others with some of the things (actual items and wisdom) I have discovered and continue to discover over the years. I live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which is the home of the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) and my Alma Mater.

I grew up on a farm in Cullman eating the best fresh country food you have ever tasted! I was an only child and because my mother and grandmother were both excellent cooks I never once worried about why it tasted so good or how to recreate it (I was kind of spoiled like that – never had to help in the kitchen). Now with my love of cooking, looking back I really regret not getting in there and learning a few tricks from my Mammaw. Luckily, I have my mom to pass on recipes and helpful tips but there are several things she never felt the need to learn either. I also believe that my raising had to do with the reason I love food – all kinds of food – as a child I had to have 3 bites of everything on my plate (Brussels sprouts, liver etc.) and I had to adamantly say I didn’t like it on three occasions to not have to ever eat it again. Needless to say, in the end, there were very few things that I didn’t like. Liver was one of them – I still don’t like it.

So……now I LOVE to cook and eat and I also like to share things. Blogging seemed to be a great way to do both. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy doing it. Please feel free to make comments, suggestions and ask questions. I’ll do my best to answer them all. Y’all come back, ya hear!

Website: www.pooreamy.com/

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