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This thick and hearty chili takes just 15 minutes to make. https://simplefamilypreparedness.com/thick-and-hearty-chili/

Is it starting to get a bit chilly where you are?  It is here!  It is nowhere near cold yet, but fall, with it’s dropping temperatures, is certainly here.  And I LOVE it.  This (sadly, very short where I live) season is my absolute favorite.  The cooler weather has had me craving chili!  I want something thick and hearty that warms me from the inside out.  When we have chili, we also get to have golden, crumbly cornbread.  Yuummm….

This thick and hearty chili is quick and easy to throw together as well as delicious!  I’ve served it at chili cookoffs and been asked for the recipe.  (-:

Let’s get started.  Go gather your ingredients!

Thick and Hearty Chili Ingredients: https://simplefamilypreparedness.com/thick-and-hearty-chili/

Sweat garlic for 30 seconds or so over medium high heat in 1 Tbsp. olive oil.

Sweat Garlic for Chili

Add freeze dried meats and saute for 60-90 seconds until they start to brown just a bit.

meat for chili

Add water and all of the rest of the ingredients except the espagnole sauce.  I like to add the spices first and whisk them in well before adding everything else.

Add all chili ingredients except espagnole

Give it a good stir, and then bring to a soft boil over medium-high heat.  Turn heat down to medium low, and let simmer for 10-12 minutes.

Let chili simmer

Add espagnole powder slowly while whisking.  Let simmer and thicken well for about 3 minutes.

Add espagnole sauce to chili

Let sit (it will thicken a bit more) for 2-3 minutes before serving.

Thick and Hearty Chili https://simplefamilypreparedness.com/thick-and-hearty-chili/

Thick and Hearty Chili
 
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  1. Sweat garlic for 30 seconds or so over medium high heat in 1 Tbsp. olive oil.
  2. Add freeze dried meats and sauté for 60-90 seconds until they start to brown just a bit.
  3. Add water and all of the rest of the ingredients except the espagnole powder. (Add the spices first and whisk them in well before adding everything else.)
  4. Give everything a good stir, and then bring to a soft boil over medium high heat. Turn heat down to medium-low, and let simmer for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Add espagnole powder slowly while whisking.
  6. Let simmer and thicken well for about 3 minutes.
  7. Let sit (it will thicken a bit more) for 2-3 minutes before serving.
Notes
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