Does anyone else think sweater weather is any temperature below seventy degrees? I guess it's appropriate that I opened a heated yoga studio: I’d rather be sweating profusely than covered in a blanket of goosebumps. I used to carry a sweatshirt (and occasionally leggings) to school in jr. high and high school. The only thing worse than being unprepared on a cold day is frigid air conditioning. With temperatures falling, and wind chill dropping into the low 50’s, it’s time for a menu change. Try out my Roasted Red Pepper Chili and serve alongside some homemade Cornbread.
Roasted Red Pepper Chili
- 1 1b grass - fed ground hamburger meat
- 1 1b spicy chicken sausage
- 1 1/2 large onion, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup corn
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 32 ounces chili beans (2 cans)
- 3 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 2 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
- 1 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups roasted red chili pepper soup
- 1 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- Pour the roasted red pepper soup, chicken broth, and 2 tbsp. EVOO in the slow cooker
- Add 1 1b grass-fed ground hamburger meat and 1 1b spicy chicken sausage to the crockpot, and use bear paw meat handlers or two forks if you don't have a set to break the meat apart.
- Drain any excess juices from the chili beans, and add both cans to the crockpot.
- Add chopped onion, celery, corn, and garlic to the crockpot, stir to combine.
- Add spices to the chili, and turn the crockpot on low. Once, the chili is almost ready to serve (6-8) hours later, taste the chili. You can adjust the taste by altering the spices as you see fit. Sometimes I add red pepper flakes, garlic powder, or a little bit of hot sauce.
- To top off the chili, serve alongside greek yogurt and/or parmesan cheese.
Southern Style Skillet Cornbread
- 1 Bag of red mills gluten - free cornbread mix
- 1 1/2 cups vanilla soy milk
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 cup butter (kerry gold)
- 1 can of corn
- 6 Strips of bacon
- Cook 6 strips of bacon in your skillet, keep the grease in the pan.
- 2Set the bacon aside on a paper towel to cool. Once cool, break up the bacon into bits.
- Keep all remaining ingredients at room temperature.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Either use your already greased skillet, or generously grease a 9 x 9-inch pan, or muffin tin with the bacon grease.
- Place cornbread mix in large bowl. Add milk, eggs, butter, bacon, and corn. Mix until blended. Pour into prepared baking pan.
- Bake until golden-brown, about 25 minutes. If you make muffins, check the muffins at 18-20 minutes.
- For a sweeter variation, add 1 tbsp. of honey to the mixture. The Vanilla Soy Milk can easily be swapped for another type of milk in your fridge or with buttermilk for a richer flavor.
What modifications did you make? Did you add any additional spices or veggies? Let me know in the comments, I'd love to hear from you!