Gluten Free Sweet and Spicy Chili

10 bowls
1 Hours 5 Minutes

Do you not love a good pot of chili on a cold winter evening? Growing up my mom always made chili and grilled cheese sandwiches in the winter for dinner. I tried to replicate her chili recipe for years and never came close so I gave up and decided to make my own.

Like everything I make, it is gluten free, and an easy recipe. Sometimes I really miss crackers in my chili, but I came up with an alternative to crackers, nacho chips are gluten free! I have been happy with this substitute. I also came up with a thickener for my chili, I am kind of excited to tell you!


Ingredients you will need:1 lb ground beef2 large onions (chopped)1 green pepper (chopped)salt and pepper to taste1 T chili powder1 t cayenne pepper1/3 c brown sugar (you can sweeten your chili with honey if you like too)1/3 gluten free instant oats1 large can of kidney beans1 64 oz tomato juice


Brown ground beef with chopped onion and green pepper. Once this has browned and vegetables are cooked, I drain the grease from the ground beef. Then I mix in the kidney beans, juice, spices, and sugar. I bring all of this to a boil, remove the lid and let simmer for 1/2 hour. About 15 minutes before you plan to serve, mix in the oats. Mix in the oats and keep stirring until the oats have thickened the chili. The first time I added oats to our chili, I made the mistake of putting the oats in when I added everything else. They sank to the bottom and burned. It was terrible and was thrown out! So it is very important to keep stirring until it thickens and you are able to serve. Mr. Vintage loves the thicker chili soup and I will have to say it is a pretty hearty meal.


We purchased our stoneware dishes many years ago when we got married. They have held up well and we love the decorative detail along the sides of the bowls and plates. I found a similar set which you can find here. Our placemats came from Amazon, I was pleasantly surprised when they came, they have a wire frame and protect our table. You can find them here


Do you have any chili recipes you would like to share with us? Has anyone else tried oats in their chili? Mr. Vintage wanted to try it and who am I to say no?     





Yum! You will have to let us know if you decide to try this meal. It is pretty tasty after all. You can subscribe to our blog at www.vintagestylegal.com where you can find recipes, decorating ideas, make overs, and doggie stories. We are working on rehabbing our cozy cottage to make her our own. We come up with some pretty crazy ideas and Mr. Vintage always seems to make sure they are a success!

Gluten Free Sweet and Spicy Chili

Recipe details

  • 10 bowls
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes|Cook time: 45 Minutes|Total time: 1 Hours 5 Minutes

Ingredients

Gluten Free Sweet & Spicy Chili

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Instructions

Directions:

Brown ground beef with chopped onion and green pepper. Once this has browned and vegetables are cooked, I drain the grease from the ground beef. Then I mix in the kidney beans, juice, spices, and sugar. I bring all of this to a boil, remove the lid and let simmer for 1/2 hour. 
About 15 minutes before you plan to serve, mix in the oats. Mix in the oats and keep stirring until the oats have thickened the chili. The first time I added oats to our chili, I made the mistake of putting the oats in when I added everything else. They sank to the bottom and burned. It was terrible and was thrown out! So it is very important to keep stirring until it thickens and you are able to serve. Mr. Vintage loves the thicker chili soup and I will have to say it is a pretty hearty meal.

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