Happy Halloween Cauldron Chili
I am excited to be participating in this chili blog hop with all these great bloggers. Americans are known for their chili, I cannot wait to try some of these recipes. Chili is such a versatile dish, winter in a steamy bowl like this recipe of summer on salad. This is my addition to the hop, you will see all the other wonderful recipe links at the bottom of this post.
Chili is so quick, goes into a slow cooker and can be ready really quickly when families are busy getting ready for trick and treaters.
We have a Halloween tradition at our house, I always make something rather mucky and give it a disgusting name. For Halloween this cornbread topped chili could become Ground Worm Stew, Cat Brain Mash, or Killer Leftover Pie.
The funny part was they had to eat before they went out for treats. The kids were never really sure if serious faced Mom was serious or not. I loved it.
So now that my story telling is out of the way. We’d love to have you for dinner.
2 cans brown beans
2 cans kidney beans
2 cans mushrooms
1 large can tomatoes
6 green onions
1 green pepper
2 tbsp chili pepper flakes
In a large pan brown the hamburger.
Place the cooked hamburger and all the remaining ingredients into a slow cooker. Cook on low heat for at least five hours.
Once the chili is cooked place in a baking dish.
Make the cornbread (I use the recipe from Purity Cornmeal)
You will need:
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 1/4 cup milk
1 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup oil
Measure out cornmeal into bowl, top with milk, stir and set aside to soften.
In second bowl add all your dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Make a well in the center.
Add the egg and oil to the cornmeal mixture, mix thoroughly. Once mixed pour it into the dry ingredients and mix until blended.
Pour on top of the chili and bake at 375 F, for 20-30 minutes until top is cold brown. It makes a nice crust and the bread soaks up the chili juices.
Serve it in an old beat up pot. I added dollar store rats, (these ones are over ten years old) plastic spiders, or a big plastic hatchet stuck in the cornbread would be fun.
Have a great Halloween.
Take a look at this wide variety of chili recipes from my blogging buddies. We have turkey, traditional , bean less, chicken, 15 minute, and even chili with chocolate. I cannot wait to try all these different versions.
We will be having a vote for the favorite chili on February 28th . Give them a try and let us know your favorites.