Greek Chili

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Chili recipes are out there by the thousands… probably by the millions!

You might as well be picking a star out of the sky.

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White Chili with Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, and (Leftover) Roast Turkey

sweet potato chili

There is nothing better than a bowl of hot soup or chili to make you feel cozy on a cold day. And cold days are rare here in Phoenix.

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MY First Recipe

Yes, that’s right, MY first recipe!

When the idea struck I grabbed my camera and there was no stopping me!

I know I said I would be using other people’s recipes (which I will be most of the time), but all this planning for “Apples” and cooking for Oktoberfest inspired me. Tuesday afternoon came along, my girls went down for their naps, and I didn’t know what to make for dinner. I had recently bought ingredients to make cornbread. Okay, so, cornbread…. sounds yummy! We can’t just eat cornbread though… (well, I guess we could, but I thought I better add something else just in case) :). I scanned the fridge and freezer and found some bratwurst I had defrosted several days before. Okay, so… a bit strange perhaps, but a bratwurst and cornbread dinner it is!

Then it struck me… bratwurst can be taken out of its casing! I thought it could probably be used like ground beef. What has ground beef in it and goes with cornbread? CHILI! I scanned the fridge and pantry for all the other things I would need and I decided to go for it!

And that’s how my first recipe: “Bratwurst Chili” came to be!

I jotted down ingredients and amounts as I went along and took pictures so I would remember the process. I had no car and no time to go shopping before dinner, so I really was working from my fridge, freezer and pantry. If you make this recipe you will most likely have to head to the store for a few items but I promise none of them are expensive or excessive! This chili turned out SO much better than I expected. I mean, it was my first recipe and I was banking on it being a flop. I had the frozen pizza back-up idea all lined up! Truly, you have to try this–the bratwurst gives the chili amazing flavor.

You’re gonna love it!

Okay, here’s how you make it:

You can see my pantry/ fridge raid above (I actually ended up thickening the chili with regular flour instead of the Masa Harina (the corn flour) that I’d originally pulled out. There’s also something else I’d add if I were to make this again, but I’ll get to that in a bit.

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