2 pounds ground beef, chuck, turkey or venison (or 1/2 beef and 1/2 other ground meat)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. olive oil (if using only ground turkey)
3 cans (15 oz. each) pinto, dark red kidney, or black beans, drained (or a mixture of each)
2 cans (14.5 oz. each) diced tomatoes, undrained (I like to replace 1 can with crushed tomatoes)
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 jalapeno, chopped (or 1 tsp. red pepper flakes)
salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbsp. chili powder
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. (each) garlic and onion powder
2 tsp. dry oregano
1 tsp. dry Thyme (optional)
2 tsp. paprika
Brown ground beef with onions and garlic; drain off excess fat. Combine beef and onions with remaining ingredients in a 6 quart slow cooker. Stir to blend. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours.
Note: The jalapeno is spicy. Wear gloves when chopping it to keep your hands from burning. If you don’t like things too spicy just use a can of green chilies or 1/4 tsp. of the red pepper flakes. Serve with corn bread or tortilla chips. Top with some shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa, and cilantro if desired.
This chili is good on its own or used other ways. It tastes great over hot dogs (chili cheese dogs), fries (chili cheese fries), used on top of hot baked potatoes, for making chili potato skins or chili cheese nachos, ect.
Earlier this year I posted some scriptures and thoughts to ponder on what the Bible says to the wives about submitting to their husband. If you are wondering what I'm talking about check out God's Plan for the Christian Wife pt. 4 and God's Plan for the Christian Wife pt. 6. I have done further study on this topic and wanted to come back and share more thoughts for clarity on what true Biblical submission entails. We must not make the mistake of carrying the text on submission beyond its true limits. In God's Word you will not see the Father asking a wife to do the following:
Submission does NOT mean a wife can NEVER open her mouth, period. Submission does NOT mean a wife can NEVER give an opinion. Submission does NOT mean a wife can NEVER disagree with a decision her husband is considering. Submission does NOT mean a wife can NEVER warn her husband that he's about to make the wrong decision.
While she may not agree with him she still has to watch HOW she approaches him and with what attitude it is done in. Remember she MUST be respectful, kind, and gentle because God says this is the way a Christian wife is to be. Read 1 Peter 3:1-6 for an example.
Submission is NOT physical, verbal, or mental abuse. She's not to be a punching bag, doormat, or even steal, lie, cheat, commit any acts of adultery, or do anything else for her husband that God's Word commands the believer not to do. Submission is NOT suffering passively for the Lord's sake. Read 1 Corinthians 2:18-23 and 1 Peter 3:17 carefully. Submission is NOT being afraid of doing the right thing.
It's important to have a true Biblical understanding of submission because people (women) who oppose what God clearly states in His Word is His Will for wives are not understanding the truth. They have gotten wrong information from the world and believing a lie from the pit of hell. I may come back in the future and make a list of examples of what submission is so for some who don't have an understanding (like I once did) of practical ways to carry that out on a daily basis. Until then I pray this has blessed someone.
Today I want to share a warm comfort food that's so yummy it will have you going back for seconds. At our house you know Fall has come when I start making this :-)
1-2 lbs. ground beef (or go 1/2 beef and 1/2 ground turkey/chicken)
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 (14.5 oz.) cans chili or pinto beans (can mix and match your favorites), undrained
14.5 oz. can black beans
14.5 oz. can Mexican style stewed tomatoes, undrained
10-14.5 oz. can Rotel (or tomatoes with green chiles) or any diced tomatoes, undrained
14.5 oz. can of whole kernel corn, undrained (or use 1.5 cups frozen corn)
8 oz. can tomato sauce (optional)
4 oz. can diced green chiles (optional)
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
Brown ground beef with onion. Drain and pour into 6 qt. crockpot. Open cans and dump all into crockpot with beef. Pour in seasonings and stir. Cover and cook on LOW heat 6-8 hours.
Serve with skillet cornbread or garnish with shredded Mexican cheese, sour cream, chopped green onion, black olives, jalapenos, salsa and serve with tortilla chips.