Monday, September 20, 2010
Paleo Chili aka "Monday Night Football Dinner"
Well it's football season, and around my house that means Monday Night Football Dinners (or "Niner Dinners") as we like to call them. Simply stated, this is something quick, easy, tasty, and obviously an excuse to forego all mealtime etiquette! No setting of the dinner table, no sitting AT the dinner table... NO table at all ...(unless you count the coffee table)!
Our first "Niner Dinner" is a family favorite... Chili. It's just a big bowl of perfect football food and a nice change of season meal, too. Hope you enjoy! ... If only the 49ers had a better outcome. :-(
Paleo Chili Recipe:
2 lbs. ground buffalo or grass fed beef or one of each!
1 yellow onion
1 green bell pepper
3 cloves garlic
1 T olive oil
1 - 15 oz. can tomato sauce, organic, no added salt
1 - 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes (I used fired roasted)
8 oz beer (Red Bridge or St. Peter's)
2 T ground chipotle chile
1 T dried oregano
1 T cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
pinch sea salt
In a large pot, heat olive oil and saute onions, garlic, and bell pepper. When vegetables are tender, add the spices and blend well. In a separate skillet, brown the ground meat, and add to the pan. Pour in the beer and mix well. Add in the cans of tomato sauce & diced tomatoes. Stir well. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until all ingredients blend well and chili thickens nicely. Serve hot with a cold beer and enjoy some Monday night football! May the team you're rooting for give you reason to cheer!