April 20, 2008

Scrumptious Sunday: Chili

Scrumptious Sunday Eighth Edition

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Theme for Scrumptious Sunday

Eighth Edition

Sunday, April 20, 2008




Easy Chili

1 lb Ground beef
1 Sm onion, chopped
2 t. Chili powder
1 can Light kidney beans, lightly drained
2 cans Chili beans w/sauce
1 can Chili no beans
2 cans Diced tomatoes with green peppers and onions
Hot sauce to taste

Brown ground beef with chopped onions, drain, add chili powder and tomatoes (whole can), simmer for about 5 minutes, add remaining cans and simmer about 15 minutes to let flavors merge. If it seems dry, add some tomato sauce (small can).


Chili facts

* Chili production has been declining since the mid-1990s. Last year's harvest of 16,200 acres was the lowest since 1982, when farmers produced about 14,600 acres.

* The value of the 1999 chili crop totaled $31.1 million. That was down 46 percent from the previous year. The long mild varieties of chili decreased in value by 40 percent while the long hot varieties decreased by 68 percent.

* Luna County produced the most chili in 1999 with 6,500 acres -- down 800 acres from the year before. Dona Ana County had the largest decrease in chili production last year, down 36 percent to 4,000 acres.

* The only New Mexico county to see an increase in chili production in 1999 was Lea County. Farmers there produced 1,000 acres last year, 200 acres more than the previous year.

* Of all vegetables grown in New Mexico, chili was ranked as the No. 1 cash crop in 1998, bringing in more than $58 million in cash receipts. Nearly 400 farmers in New Mexico grow the hot peppers.

* More than 3,100 tons of Mexican chili passed through New Mexico's ports of entry in 1993. Agriculture officials said that total jumped to more than 47,000 in 1998.

* Farmers begin planting the chili crop after the last frost in March. Harvesting begins around the first week in August and can run into early November.

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  1. I have my idea for chili all week, but before I posted it I came over here to make sure we didn't have the same idea yet again-lol! We didn't-woohoo!

    Your recipe sounds great and easy! I usually make the recipe that is on the back of the McCormick's chili seasoning packet and people want my recipe-haha!

    Great Chili Facts!

    You can check mine out here

    Thanks for playing again and have a great day!

    p.s. Do you have any ideas, suggestions, or wishes for future themes? If so, just let me know. :)

  2. This sounds easy and good! I liked reading the chili facts! Thanks for sharing.

  3. It's amazing how many different ways there are to make chili. Sounds yummy.

  4. A can chili no beans?? What's that?

    It's fun to see another variation on the theme.

    Welcome to see mine.


  5. Mercedes...Great minds think alike. The recipe on the back of the McCormick's bottle isn't bad either ;)

    Sharon...easy and good recipes always rock!

    Tamy...there are many ways to make chili, depends on what you or your family like.

    Laane...there are a few folks in my family that does not like beans. So there are times I make chili without beans. But it is still good .

    Thanks for commenting everyone!


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