Lolli’s Tex-Mex Chili

Soups and stews are a family go-to for us from fall and football season, through winter, and until spring’s debut! There’s nothing like something warm and homemade on a chilly day! To me, Lolli’s Tex-Mex Chili is the perfect cold-weather comfort food. When we used to live states away, this is the meal Lolli would have waiting on the stove upon our arrival for a visit. She made it for us growing up all the time, too, so it’s a family tradition I savor and am now thrilled to share with all of you! This “Tex-Mex” treat is loaded with protein and peppers, great for those nights at home when you need a hearty meal that everyone can enjoy!

Photo by Sprinkle Some Sugar

Lolli’s Tex-Mex Chili

Ingredients
2 1/2 lbs ground chuck
1 lb. pork sausage
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 Tbsp fresh garlic, minced
4 green bell peppers, diced
1 stick of butter + 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
3 16-oz. cans of mild, original or hot RO-TEL (undrained)
2 Tbsp coarse sea salt
1 1/2 Tsp ground black pepper
3 Tbsp cumin
3 Tbsp chili powder
3 Tbsp dried parsley

Toppings of choice

Directions
Sauté onion, garlic and peppers in vegetable oil and butter mixture until softened, and set aside. Do not drain. Brown the pork sausage and ground chuck together in a separate skillet, then drain any grease. Combine meats with sautéed onion, garlic and peppers, then add spices to taste (Our recipe measurements are just suggestions…Some like it hot, and some do not!). Pour in RO-TEL diced tomatoes and green chilies (undrained), and simmer for about an hour, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with shredded cheese, hot sauce, pickled jalapenos, a dollop of sour cream, or any other toppings and garnishes of your choice.  We always prefer to serve our chili with a side of Lolli’s Cornbread!

Part of what makes a meal delicious is the company, the heart behind it, and of course, the presentation! Here are some ideas for serving up your chili and other chilly-weather soups and stews with style (Click to shop!):

VOILA, Y’ALL!™ Please tag #lolliandme in your posts if you give this a try, and let us know how your version turns out!

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