Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Chunky-Cheesy Chili

Submitted by Laura Hintze

*This chili was awarded SECOND PLACE in our First Annual Chili Cook-off.


1 lb. hamburger

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 green or red pepper, chopped

½ lb. mushrooms, sliced

½ C. onion, chopped

2 Tab. oil

28-oz. can crushed tomatoes

15-oz. can tomato sauce

2 Tab. chili powder

1 tsp. ground cumin

2 15-oz. cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1-2 zucchini, chopped

10-oz. can corn

1 ½ C. cheddar cheese, shredded and divided


Brown hamburger with garlic, peppers, mushrooms, and onions in oil. Drain and add tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, and cumin. Reduce to low heat and add beans, zucchini, and corn. Cook until all vegetables are tender. Add 1 cup cheese. Stir. Top with remaining cheese in bowls.

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