November 6, 2015

friday night eats: chili by brea brown

For this week's Friday Night Eats post, I invited Out of My League author Brea Brown to share one of her favorite football watch party dishes.

Chili by Brea Brown

Hey, all! I'm a dump-and-go kind of girl when it comes to a lot of things in life (hahaha), but most especially when it comes to cooking during football season. There are games to watch, people!!! My slow-cooker gets a ton of use during the season, but this is one dish I actually make on the stove. It's "my" chili. Bit of a misnomer there, because I basically use the recipe on the back of the McCormick's Original Chili Seasoning Packet, but... whatevs. My maiden name is McCormick. Does that count? Plus, I modify the recipe a bit and always make a double batch. Here it is:


2 packets McCormick's Original Chili Seasoning
2 lbs lean ground beef
2 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce AND
2 (14.5 oz.) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
2 (15 oz) cans chili or kidney beans, undrained
2 cups jalapeno slices (optional)
1/2 cup jalapeno juice (from the jar the slices come in) (optional)

Suggested Toppings: Shredded cheddar, sour cream, mustard, finely chopped onions


Brown ground beef in large skillet. Drain. Mix drained beef, tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, beans, jalapenos and jalapeno juice in large stock pot. Cover and heat on medium-low, stirring often, until heated through (usually about 40 minutes). Simmer on low for all-day grazing (just make sure you stir occasionally, so it doesn't burn to the bottom of the pan... that's gross). Serve over Fritos, tortilla chips, corn bread (I use a boxed mix), or hot dogs, if you're feeling really frisky.

Sit back and enjoy the game... and the food! Go team!

About the Author
Brea Brown is an internationally acclaimed journalist-turned-novelist. She splits her residency between Cayman and London, occasionally vacationing in Australia with family. Her hobbies include counting her stacks of cash, praying for those less fortunate than she is, and drinking fair trade coffees and teas. She’s a hermit, so don’t contact her.

Just kidding! (That person sounds hideous.) The real Brea Brown is the humble Indie author of Out of My LeagueThe Secret KeeperThe Secret Keeper ConfinedThe Secret Keeper Up All NightThe Secret Keeper Lets GoThe Secret Keeper FulfilledDaydreamerPlain JayneQuiet, Please!Let’s Be Frank, and Let’s Be Real. She lives in Springfield, Missouri, with her three hilarious sons and her amazing husband. Her passions include writing, football, daydreaming, laughing, and not taking anything too seriously. When she’s not doing those things, she hangs out on Facebook and Twitter or blogging as “The Reluctant Blogger.” She loves to hear from readers, so please, take a minute to visit her website, where you can get in touch with her in a variety of ways and view and purchase her entire catalog of books.

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About the Book
When Harper Duquaine’s no-nonsense approach to work unintentionally ruffles the wrong feathers at her new job, she joins her co-workers’ fantasy football league to prove she can hang with the guys. Only problem: she doesn’t know a sleeper from a keeper (or any of the other lingo thrown her way). 

Embroiled in a world of lineups, stats, and trades, Harper’s quest to make nice topples when her competitive streak emerges. And her promise to herself that she’ll be a strong, independent woman and leave the drama and heartache behind is seriously tested when she catches the attention of her two biggest competitors: J.J., a local celebrity determined to win a fantasy championship, and Brook, the mild-mannered coach who seems too good to be true. Both threaten her resolve to remain single… and, more importantly, her chances at winning the prize pool.

With a slew of conflicting advice in her real and fantasy worlds, Harper must figure out how to play the game and come out a winner.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting and posting my slacker chili recipe!