So if you’ve been following here for a while you know that I am participating in a program to help Walmart spread the word that they are doing something new to help moms (and dads) find quick meal solutions for their families. Each week they feature certain ingredients to grab and go so that you can pick them up and cook up some dinner with out any planning at all. I’ll let you in on the ingredients and what Walmart suggests you make this week…and I’ll share my tips on how to spice it up and make it WHOLESOME! Here’s what their offering this week:
- Hormel Chili (no beans) $2.60
- Hormel Chili (with beans) $2.41
- Great Value Whole Kernel Corn $0.50
- Great Value Saltines $1.38
- Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix $0.42
- Pillsbury Fudgy Brownie Mix $1.37
So what am I making? Well, confession – I don’t buy canned chili…ever. Chili is such an easy dish to make and it freezes well too! So, on a cold night like tonight, chili is a great meal to make and there will be plenty for lunch the next day. Or, pop the rest in the freezer and it is wonderful left over several weeks (or months!) later when you need a quick meal. Just thaw and heat.
Everyone has their own chili recipe and opinions on how to make it (and who makes the best) can be strong and the debate can get heated! So, I am going to share my recipe, but I am not making any statements about it being the best! =)
1 lb. grass fed ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/2 tsp cumin
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp flour
2 cans (15 oz ea) tomato sauce
2 cans of water
1 tsp salt
1 can of kidney beans
Brown the ground beef and onions. When they are about done add the garlic. Drain the grease off.
Mix all other ingredients in the pot with the beef, onion, and garlic. Cook until hot and bubbly.
There are certain things that just go together and again, it is just a matter of opinion, but I cannot have chili without shredded cheddar cheese (I like mine organic or rBGH free and extra sharp) and Fritos! My husband loves his with saltines. Cornbread is for vegetable soup. =)
Jiffy mix is something I buy though – it is delicious in corn casserole. I think I’ll use my Great Value Whole Kernel corn and Jiffy mix for a second dinner! Two for one! But, that is for another post.
This post is part of a series on Making Meals Easier for Mom (Meal Solutions). I hope you love it as much as I do! Follow me and my fellow Walmart Moms, Jenn at Frugal Upstate, Heather at The Domestic Diva, and Lori at My Wooden Spoon, to get a fresh take on a new meal plan each week. Walmart has provided me with compensation and a gift card in return for this post. Participation in this program is voluntary. All opinions are my own.