Monday, October 27, 2014

Meaty Fire Roasted Garlic Chili

Nothing says a lazy fall day like enjoying a good, hearty bowl of chili. We love chili most during the fall months. I usually make chili on weekends because often times, recipes I've used call for slow cooking for hours. But during the week, we had a major craving for chili and slow cooking for a few hours wasn't an option. That's what I got some much needed help from the store to make this Meaty Fire Roasted Garlic Chili. A Hearty chili full of ground beef, steak, bacon and the usual beans and tomatoes, it was the flavorful sauce that tied it all together that took only a few minutes but tasted like it was slow cooked all day...

Coming up with quick homemade dinner ideas that the whole family will love can be a challenge and it can be even trickier when you don't have a lot of time during busy weeknights. One of my favorite brands, McCormick, recently launched their new McCormick Skillet Sauces and I was excited to find them on a shopping trip at Walmart. Not only are they easy to find and at a great price, I loved the idea of having a delicious dinner ready on the table in a matter of minutes.

There are seven different varieties of McCormick Skillet Sauces and each one comes with a custom recipe right on the package. This made it easy to grab everything I need for dinner in one store (as Walmart pretty much has everything) and the recipes are such that they also allow for some customization. With the brisk chill of fall, I opted to try out the Fire Roasted Garlic Chili McCormick Skillet Sauce.

Using the sauce was especially easy. Because it's a meal made right on the stovetop and in a skillet (or even a crockpot), it was just a matter of cooking your chosen protein, adding the sauce and a few more common pantry ingredients and heating through. For my Meaty Fire Roasted Garlic Chili, I prepared a large batch in my skillet and added some steak and bacon for a rich meaty dish.

Meaty Fire Roasted Garlic Chili

2 packages Fire Roasted Garlic Chili McCormick Skillet Sauce 
3 lb. ground beef 
2 can (15 oz.) kidney beans, drained 
2 can (14 1/2 oz.) petite diced tomatoes, undrained 

1/2 cup diced up steak
1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon

BROWN ground beef in skillet on medium-high heat. Drain fat. 
STIR in Sauce, beans and tomatoes. Bring to boil; reduce heat. 

ADD steak and bacon.
SIMMER , uncovered, 10 minutes or until heated through. 


Serve hot and top with desired garnishes such as sour cream, cheddar cheese, etc.

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