Chili For Irene

The approach of hurricane Irene forced me to brave the grocery store before I had done my menu planning for the week. I decided to get the fixings for one of my go-to stormy weather dinners: chili. Chili is especially good for hurricane weather because it can be fixed in one pot on our gas stove.

I am all about easy meals, and my family loves the flavor of this Six Gun Chili Mixin’s spice kit. 

(You can see on the package that the apostrophe is theirs, but why?)

I browned 1 lb. lean ground beef and 1.3 lb. lean ground turkey, drained what little fat there was, and added the first water/spice mixture.  After that was throughly heated, I added one large can of crushed tomatoes and one large can of petite diced tomatoes. After letting that simmer for a while, I added one can of red kidney beans (drained and rinsed). Then I sprinkled on the second hot spice mixture, adding an extra dash so my son wouldn’t complain about it being too wimpy.

Since our electricity was still on, I decided to make corn bread muffins.  I love the taste of the Jiffy corn bread mix–more expensive brands just don’t have the same authentic corn meal texture and flavor.


As usual, my husband and son loved their dinner–and went back for seconds!

Do you have a go-to meal that you fix when there are storms brewing?

Do you put beans in your chili?

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6 Responses to Chili For Irene

  1. Chili is one of the best things about cold weather, IMO. I love beans in mine. When I made it before the empty nest, I'd dish out a bowl for my teen first, pre-beans since he wouldn't touch them, then added plenty of beans for hubby and me. I even like chili with just beans and no meat!

  2. I wish I liked beans but alas they make me gag…

    And no, I don't have a storm go-to meal!

  3. mmm you just totally made me want to cook up some amazing chili this weekend! It may not feel like fall in Miami, but that will certainly make me think it is

  4. FindingMyHappyPace says:

    I love chili I usually buy a bunch of random cans of vegetables & throw it in there.
    When the news man predicts a "wintery mix" during the winter, my go-to beverage is vodka. But then again it's vodka all year-round, for every weather prediction, nevermind.

  5. Coco says:

    Fixing this tonight for Snowtober–we did see heavy snowflakes falling from the sky, they just melted in the rain puddles!

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