I'm BACK and Cowpoke Chili with Rustic Garlic Croutons
It's a dreary day on the prairie so I decided to whip up a big old batch of
Cowpoke Chili with Rustic Croutons
1 pound ground beef
1/2 pound lean sausage
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced or pressed in your handy dandy garlic press
1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef broth, undiluted
2 cups V-8
1 can (15-1/2 ounces) chili beans
1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans
1 can diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Dash cayenne pepper
Dash Dean's Hot Sauce
In a large saucepan, cook the beef and sausage, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the broth, V-8. Add the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour at least!
Now...for the Rustic Croutons! They are so yummy if you like this sort of thing anyway! I know typically people pair chili with cornbread so if you want a good recipe for cornbread click here. Otherwise give the croutons a try! What I do is clean out my freezer and cut any old french bread, buns ect... then put them on a baking sheet and at a very low heat dry them out and then freeze! Simple.
Now to make the Rustic Garlic Croutons....add some croutons to a big mixing bowl.
In a small mixing bowl add one tablespoon Parkey Butter spray and one tablespoon olive oil. Take that handy dandy garlic press again and press two cloves of garlic into the oil mixutre, mix and drizzle over croutons. If you are saying to yourself 'well, I am going to use garlic powder instead of REAL FRESH GARLIC!" I say to you NO! NO! NO! It is not the same...fresh garlic is the best...try it...it's not that hard to use a press!! There, I am done with my garlic speech now! Mix gently and bake for 15 minutes at 450 degrees...watch them so they don't burn and mix them around gently every few minutes!
Now when you have done all of this....ladle some savory Cowpoke chili into a bowl and sprinkle a few Rustic Croutons on top and enjoy!
Cowpoke Chili with Rustic Garlic Croutons...
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