October 12, 2012

Leftover Chile Colorado Burrito Meat Chili

I made this chili using leftover meat from these Smothered Chile Colorado Burritos.  I figured the flavor of the meat would go perfect in chili, so I added it, along with some vegetables I had hanging out in the fridge and it turned out amazing!  I have already eaten it for three meals this week!  I liked it so much that next time I make those burritos, I might have to purposely make a little extra meat, so I can have chili again! 
Chili with Leftover Burrito Meat
From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner
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1-2 cups leftover shredded meat
    or you could use cooked ground beef, pork or turkey
1 tsp. olive oil
1/2 c. onion, finely chopped
1 c. celery, chopped
3/4 c. green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can chili beans, undrained
1 can black, pinto or kidney beans, undrained
2 tsp. ancho chili powder (or regular chili powder)
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. oregano
salt and pepper, to taste

  shredded Cheddar cheese
  sour cream
  chopped green onions

Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.  Add the onion, celery and green pepper and saute 5 minutes or until tender.  Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for as long as you have.  You can eat it right away, but it will taste better the longer it simmers and it is very good eaten as leftovers.  If it is too thick for your liking, add a little water.  Garnish with your favorite toppings.  Serves: 4-6

Jenn's Notes: No notes today except - make this, it is delicious!

1 comment:

  1. I made those same smothered Burritos last week! How perfect to make the leftovers into chili. I would love to have you stop by 'Or so she says...' today and share some of your great ideas with my readers! The 'Your Great Idea' link party runs every Sat through Tuesday. Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com