This week I made up a recipe called "Cowboy Chili". If you are looking for a real cowboy chili recipe you are better off consulting the professionals over at the food network, but I just needed a jazzy name for what I concocted.
The jazzy name worked because if I called it "chili" I would have gotten the side eye from my tomato hating child, but calling it cowboy chili (along with the promise there was no tomato in it) made it seem different and fun.
Quick and Easy Cowboy Chili
1 lb. (or so) of steak (I had a small piece in the freezer that honestly wouldn't be enough for one portion so I used that)
1/2 onion diced very tiny (so kids can't see it)
3 cloves garlic diced very tiny (ditto)
1 16 oz. can black beans
1 tblsp. chili powder ( or more to taste)
1 tsp. cumin (or more to taste)
1 cup water
Small bit of diced hot peppers (if you want, I had some from the garden and they added a little zing)
1. Cut steak into cubes and brown in a bit of olive oil. When brown, remove from pan and put in a separate bowl.
2. Put onion and garlic in same pan (add more oil if necessary) sauté until soft but not brown.
3. Add meat back in pan, add the rest of the ingredients.
4. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat until it thickens.
5. Serve over rice.
6. Have your family think you are a great cook! (Except the picky eater, they won't think you are so great in the kitchen! Maybe that's just my house?)
I run around like a crazy woman trying to get dinner on the table so I never take pictures but I didn't want to not have a picture, so here is a summer pretty.
|Beebalm, before it blooms.|