I have a confession. I didn't make this chili entirely from scratch. I've been making chili like this since I was in college, and it's still one of my favorites. Back then I wasn't about to buy a dozen different spices to make chili, so I use this super easy recipe instead. I still make it like this because it's delicious. I'm not one of those people that makes something easy for dinner just because it's easy. I make it because it's good, and if it's easy then it's a plus!
2 cans Chili Magic (found in the aisle with canned beans)
2 lbs ground beef
2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes (I use the ones with zesty green chiles)
veggies of choice: green pepper, red pepper, onion
salt and pepper to taste
Brown ground beef; drain. Mix all ingredients into a large pot or a crockpot. Cook on low for three hours up to all day, stirring occasionally. Serve with cheese and sour cream.
Buttermilk Cornbread with Monterey Jack Cheese
1 cup flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup (packed) coarsely grated Monterey Jack cheese
3/4 cup buttermilk
3 Tbsp honey
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Butter an 8x8" baking dish.
Whisk flour, cornmeal, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in medium bowl. Stir in cheese. In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, and honey. Add melted butter and whisk until blended well. Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients. Stir just until combined.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake until tester inserted into center of bread comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Cool completely in pan on rack.
source: recipe from Bon Appétit: Fast, Easy, Fresh