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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Tasty Fall Warmth...It's Just so Juicy

Hello beautiful! Such a great day.

You never know what the day will bring, good...bad...indifferent.

Today most unexpected occurred.

I have been seeing a spot of fluid under my van for about a month now. I have taken it to 3 different places, all said everything looks good. Monday  took it in for my regular oil change and they said I needed 3 liters of coolant. Hmm, that does not sound right.

SO back to a mechanic I go.

AAHH I am NOT crazy as I was starting to feel! My radiator was shot. SERIOUSLY!?

OK, I feel better only in the sense I knew there was something not right. With all the driving I do with my job I seriously could have been stranded, so I am glad to be getting it taken care of.

Being homebound lends me to be able to do what I love...get in the test kitchen.

So that is what I did.

I bring you my final for a heart chili that in my opinion by far is my best yet.

We love chili here, especially when the weather turns cold.

Hearty Steak Chili @ ThriveDespiteChange.com

I use a GF flour as my darling daughter is gluten intolerant and things just go better for her the less gluten she has.

Hearty Steak Chili @ ThriveDespiteChange.com

I find this really is key helping it to stay together after hours of soaking and bathing in all the chili goodness.

Hearty Steak Chili @ ThriveDespiteChange.comHearty Steak Chili @ ThriveDespiteChange.com

Chop chop chop

Hearty Steak Chili @ ThriveDespiteChange.com

Hearty Steak Chili @ ThriveDespiteChange.com

Hearty Steak Chili @ ThriveDespiteChange.com

Hearty Steak Chili @ ThriveDespiteChange.com

The spice of life...and chili!

Hearty Steak Chili @ ThriveDespiteChange.com

Hearty Steak Chili @ ThriveDespiteChange.com

The final product of hearty yummy goodness!

Hearty Steak Chili @ ThriveDespiteChange.com

T’s Hearty Steak Chili

2 pounds steak, cubed
2T flour, I use GF
1T Canola Oil
14 oz can diced tomatoes
16 oz tomato sauce
1 can of water
15 oz black black beans, drained and rinsed
15 oz Red Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
1 Green pepper, diced
1 Red Pepper, diced
1 onion, diced
2T minced garlic
1T Onion Powder
1T Gralic Powder
1T Cumin
1T Chili Powder
1T Cinnamon
1T Paprika
1/4 Ground Nutmeg

Cut up steak and place in plastic bag with flour and give a good shake.
Pour the tomatoes, sauce, water and beans in crock-pot.
Heat oil in frying pan and brown steak pieces.
Place in crock-pot when done.
Dice peppers and onions.
Add to crock-pot along with garlic.
Add spices.
Mix well.
Set crock-pot on low for 8 hours.

I love feedback, so please be sure to let me know if you try this.

Looking forward to being back on the road again.

Until next time...

Trish

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