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Born in Maryland but became a Pennsylvanian in 1993. Have a great family with children and grandchildren!  Interests in sewing and quilting. Like watching NASCAR races. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

The Pioneer Woman’s Chili

I have been reading and seeing more and more about the Pioneer Woman's recipes and cookbooks on the internet and newspapers/magazines. So this recipe caught my eye. I used to make my chili with McCormick's chili mix but it seems as if it just isn't as good as it used to be. I am not sure if they changed their recipe of seasonings or my taste buds have changed. This recipe does look like it has the right ingredients to make chili but I am not sure of the corn meal. So I still have to try it.

This is the link where I got the recipe: Crazy Jamie . let me know what you think.
The Pioneer Woman’s Chili


  • 2 pounds Ground Chuck
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 can (29 Ounce) Tomato Sauce
  • 2 cans (10 Ounce) Ro-tel (diced Tomatoes And Chilies) (I did 1 can hot, 1 can original)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons Chili Powder (more To Taste)
  • 1 can (14-ounce) Kidney Beans, Drained And Rinsed
  • 1 can (14-ounce) Pinto Beans, Drained And Rinsed
  • 1/4 cup Regular Corn Meal
  • 1/2 cup Warm Water
  • Grated Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese


  • Brown ground chuck and add onions in a pot over medium high heat. Cook the onions with the meat until meat is browned
  • Then add the garlic and stir in and cook for a few more minutes.
  • Add tomato sauce, Rotel, salt, oregano, cumin, and chili powder.
  • Cover and reduce heat to low.
  • Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add drained and rinsed beans.
  • Stir to combine, then cover and simmer for another 20 minutes.
  • Mix corn meal with water, then add to the chili.
  • Stir to combine and simmer for a final 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Serve up in a bowl with cheese, and diced onion if using