{in the pot} buffalo black bean chili

photo by ann west

Ok - the temperature dipped below 70 here in Dallas. That's chili weather for me. Chili is one of my families very favorites. We eat it as a main dish and then usually a couple days later throw is on hot dog or make nachos. We also like using Buffalo because it is much more healthy that beef. Chili for us is based on individual tastes. Some people like more chili powder, more onion. You have to make it your own. I hope you enjoy this start!

buffalo black bean chili by ann west
2 lbs ground buffalo
1/3 onion diced
2 cloves garlic crushed
2 cans tomato sauce
1 large can crushed tomatoes
4-6 cans black beans (i like Goya)
1 tbls cumin
4-6 tbls chili powder - to taste
cayenne - to taste
2 bay leaves
1tbls red wine vinegar
1tbls sugar
salt and pepper to taste
chopped pickled jalapenos (optional but good)

water or light beer to thin if it is too thick - beer gives it a little depth

Brown your buffalo and drain. Saute onion and garlic add the beef and the remaining ingredients. Let simmer for 20 -30 min and adjust spices. I like to make chili in the morning, then let it cool and reheat. This seems to bring out the flavors. Serve with cheese, jalapenos and sour cream. My kids love saltine crackers but I am going to try some of Amy's yummy corn bread! enjoy.


This weeks recap on dollop and i am a celiac: A ton of great stews(vegetable, beef and chicken), rice variations(5), tacos, mac and cheese, salad dressings, chicken pasta, meatloaf, icing, banana foster. Seriously folks, it is time if you haven't already- to check out all the fun stuff over at dollop and i am a celiac. Way too good to pass up! We are eating really well these days, a little too well if you know what I mean(my jeans are getting tight!). Our husbands are digging this project too, infact I think they are both a tad spoiled. Oh no!

happy cooking, amy and ann


DesBisoux said...

enchiladas and chili...mmmmm!
i don't know if you guys realise that your posts are publish around 12.30pm for me and sometimes, they make me REALLY hungry! like today!
happy weekend (well almost!)

Meals by Misty said...

If its wrong to want enchiladas for breakfast, I don't wanta be right! YUMMY!

amy and ann said...

oh ann, that chili looks so good I might just have to make that "this" weekend. this rain and (short lived)chill in the air...chili sounds divine!
thanks for the recipe. I know sharing recipes is like giving a piece of yourself, isn't it?! In a good way though! I am so grateful for your collection of wonderful meals! Thank you! amy

amy and ann said...

amy - i had so much fun cooking those yummy enchiladas. We need to plan another cooking day soon. My family loved them and they were so easy.

xo ann

amy and ann said...

if you do not know by now, I am ALL ABOUT EASY! yes, lets pick a day to cook soon bc it makes cooking even that much more fun when you can do it with someone else! amy

Anonymous said...

both recipes sound delish!

PS~Erin said...

Will be trying both of these recipes! My mouth is watering thinking abt them.

amy and ann said...

erin, glad you liked the chicken tetrizini!! Curious though, did you kids eat it too? My kids usually pick the chicken out and eat that part. amy

Kotori said...

Both of these sound fabulous... not sure which one I'll try first!

Prairie Girl Studio said...

now what am i going to do? i was going to make soup for supper ...
i will keep these tasties tucked away for another day very soon ...
yum yum,

Boatman Geller said...

yum! my kids are going to be so glad if add some new recipes to our meals! i have limited cooking knowledge... what does "hatch" green chili's mean? Looking forward to trying these both!


amy and ann said...

Janie -
so glad to hear from you. Hatch chili's are a big deal down here in texas. May be harder for you to come by. You can use the canned green chilies or some poblano chilies - cook those in a little oil first and you probably don't want to use as many.
I loved your wonderful Halloween plates - so fun.


Christina said...

sweetie, you are my weakness. lol
yep, this will be perfect with cornbread.

Shari Lidji said...

a double yum to both of your fantastic recipes. they work nicely together or on their own. thanks for a super week.

a pina colada said...

Wow! New to your blog. Those recipes look yummy. Can't wait to try!