Monday 13 February 2023

Gord's Gas Factory Chili

For Superbowl this year, which was a fabulous game, I had my friends over. I had planned to make my famous, Gas Factory Chili, but as the week went on, decided to modify the recipe. It turned out even better than I had hoped. Each one of them went for seconds and one took home almost all that was left. here's the recipe.


2 lbs-  (1kg) Lean ground beef

1- Large red onion

1- red pepper

1- yellow, green or orange pepper. I choose orange

2- Garlic cloves 

1- 16oz (470ml) can black beans. I know kidney beans are usually used, but I love black beans. 

1- 28ox (800ml) diced tomatoes with chili (Aylmer)

1- 16oz (470ml) tomato sauce

1/2- 20oz (650ml) bottle Presidents choice White corn and Black Bean Mild Salsa, or any mild salsa.

1- 5.5oz (156ml) can tomato paste

1- 8oz (250ml) can chilis or jalapenos (add to your heat tolerance)

3 tsp chili powder

Tabasco or other hot sauce to taste. I found my mixture hot enough it didn't need Tabasco's help.

Dice onion and peppers and chile. The bottle of chilis I used was already sliced, but I diced them smaller.

Add a little olive oil to pan and heat. Put in onion and garlic and for about 30 seconds to a minute before adding meat. My pan wasn't large enough, so I did this in 3 stages. Brown meat but don't overcook. 

Put everything in a crockpot and simmer at least 4 hours.

Serve and enjoy. My friends and I all found this to be a wonderfully hot dish, not burn your mouth and throat off hot but what I call a "nice" hot. The kind that sneaks up on you and makes you want more.

Superbowl night was fun. Great friends. Great game. Great chili. One I will make again.

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