Friday, July 24, 2015

Dads Special Chili With Mushrooms

WWII Veteran Al Rutter celebrating his
95th birthday with Great Granddaughter Julia.
Dad is a good friend in Michigan. Al Rutter is a Great Grand Dad and he loves this chili. 

Dads Special Chili With Mushrooms
2# lean ground beef       
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 stalks celery, chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
2 cans Bush Chili Beans
2 cans petite diced tomatoes
2 glass jars mushrooms stems and pieces
Salt & pepper to taste

Brown beef in large skillet.  Remove beef to chili pot. Add onions, garlic & celery to skillet and cook until soft (5-8 minutes). Drain excess fat.  Add to chili pot along with remaining ingredients. Mix well, semi-cover and simmer or 2-3 hours, stirring often.

Suggested toppings are sour cream, shredded cheese, avocado chunks, chopped onion.

Note: These beans are great to make ahead.
For those vegetarians, they are also wonderful without the meat.