Monday, October 8, 2012

Freezer Meal #1

4.20 lbs ground beef
4 packets McCormicks chili packets
1 chopped yellow onion
2 chopped green bell peppers
29 oz can Pinto & Kidney beans
29oz can crushed tomatoes
2-29 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 tbsp. Crushed red pepper flakes
Salt & pepper

  • In the biggest pot I own I browned all the meat. I seasoned it with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Drain and reserve the fat. 
  • Return the fat back to the pan. Sauté the onions and bell peppers until soft and translucent. Drain again, discard the fat.
  • Drain and save the bean juice into a bowl. If your chili needs liquid I add this. Tonight I needed half the bowl.
  • Add meat, veggies, beans, seasoning packets, diced and crushed tomatoes back into the pot. Everyone in the pool!
  • Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer until hot. About 20 minutes.
  • Serve with cheese or sour cream.
To make this a freezer meal: Cool completely then portion into Tupperware. 
To use: Thaw then reheat in a pot.
The 3 square containers are about 2.5 pounds and the 2 round containers are about 1.5 pounds.

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