Sunday, 16 February 2020

Simple Chili a la Ree Drummond

Carole's Chatter: Simple Chili a la Ree Drummond

I didn't have the thickening agent or type of beans that Lee Drummond's recipe used so I substituted.  To see her recipe go here.


400g minced beef (.88lb)
Garlic oil
120g (4 oz) passata
1 tblsp chilli powder
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp oregano
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp potato starch
1 can of butter beans

For the fixings:
Grated cheese
Chopped red onion
Lemon wedges


Brown the mince in a small amount of garlic oil.
Drain off the excess fat (I don't normally do this)
Add the passata and spices
Bring to a boil and then simmer on low for an hour.

At this stage I let the chilli cool and set it aside to finish later.

Reheat your chilli, add your rinsed and drained beans.  Bring to a simmer for 10 minutes.  Turn off the heat and add a little potato starch to thicken things up.

The result was very tasty.  A slow burn rather than smack you in the face.  I was amazed how good it was given there were no onions and not much salt.


  1. I do like a good chilli. Waiting for it to get a cooler to do a whole afternoon slow cooked chilli!

  2. I love chili! It's perfect for us right now . . . it was 11F last night. Brrrr.

  3. With at least another month of winter to go, I need to make a batch of chili this week, too!

  4. Chili is one of my favorite meals. Love trying different variations!


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