Chili with no tomatoes and no beans? Really? Yup. That’s what the real deal chili recipe is, the project chosen for today’s Martha Mondays by Steak and Potato Kinda Gurl.
I seriously contemplated dumping some tomatoes or kidney beans into this because I was worried it wasn’t going to be any good. It has paprika, cayenne, cumin, and oregano in it (no chilis you’ll notice). But after I got it going, I tasted it and it was pretty good. Plus DudeMartha is not a fan of tomatoes or beans and when I described it to him he was excited. So we went with it. It was good. I put cheese and sour cream on mine. DudeMartha added Tabasco. Mr. MarthaAndMe had just cheese. They gave it the thumbs up. I thought it was good, but it’s not the kind of thing I get nutty over. How did everyone else make out?
Here is the link to my post for Martha’s real-deal chili. That’s exactly what I thought – no beans in a chili?!?! I have made it in the past the original way with no beans, but I just made it the other day with beans and jalapenos. The seasonings were tasty though. This is a good chili recipe but just needs some modifications!
Yes, if I made it again I would change it. I considered putting it in taco shells since it sort just tasted like taco meat!
Yes it does taste like taco meat! The cornmeal was to thicken it I guess? I had never used that in a chili recipe before either!
Yes, that’s what the recipe said, but I’ve never had to thicken chili. Weird.
Oh dear, I missed this one, It looks and sounds good. And it’s my turn, I’ll e-mail you as soon as I get home in about an hour! 🙂