Budget Friendly Recipes

When winter weather strikes, chili saves the day: It’s comforting, filling and has enough spice to warm you from the inside out. In the meantime, we got the boys to give us a hint of their tasty talents and humor by sharing their incredibly awesome chili recipe that is informed by our parents’ move to Dallas from Charleston when we were in college,” Ted explains. Zucchini or summer squash make this an excellent chili to make any time of the year.

Hi, I’m Gina Homolka, author, photographer and recipe developer here at My food philosophy is to eat seasonal, whole foods and maintain good portion control (everything in moderation!). Make-ahead note: The flavors continue to develop as the chili sits, so go ahead and make it up to 2 days in advance and refrigerate it in a container with a tight-fitting lid.

Add the salsa verde, chili garlic paste, Tabasco®, oregano, brown sugar and cumin into the pot. For a fun twist, Rachael tops a big pot of beef chili with tortilla chips and cheese, then browns the whole thing in the oven, nacho style. Just a note to let you know – our church had a chili cook-off tonight – I took a crock of your yummy Cream Cheese Chicken Chile – we WON 🙂 🙂 This recipe is So Tasty!

Containing neither tomatoes nor tomatillos, this chili gets its tang instead from lime juice. This vegetable-laden chili makes the most of frozen and canned vegetables, which are smart buys when you’re not feeling inspired in the produce aisle, as they’re preserved at the peak of freshness.

Even meat eaters will love this spicy habanero chili made with seitan, which crumbles just like ground beef and absorbs the flavors of the sauce. The very first chili was probably made around 1800 or a little later some where out on a Texas cattle drive. My recipe has a little kick to it, but if my wife can handle it I guess anybody can.