Brian's Texas Style Chili Con Carne

Save time by cooking large quantities, and freezing the extra. When you are planning an elaborate or time consuming meal, prepare extra servings. Making more won't increase your cooking time much, and these extra meals can be frozen, providing a fast and healthy alternative to the typical frozen TV dinner.

You most likely know it's important to manage stress, but finding time to sit quietly and clear your mind may seem out of the question for you. Fit small pockets of relaxation techniques into your schedule by: counting your blessings while standing in line at the grocery checkout, doing a deep breathing exercise while sitting at a stoplight, or practicing a moving meditation while walking or mindfulness meditation while you brush your teeth or wash dishes.



The Polish fix beef short ribs in a sauce made with bacon, onions, and caraway seeds. Texas short ribs are a different thing all together. "The Complete Round the World Meat Cook Book" by Myra Waldo contains a recipe for Texas short ribs made with bottled chili sauce. The book also has a recipe for deviled short ribs.

crockpot chili - With ideas derived from the Mexicans, namely the use of chili, Americans have made this their own. This is a mixture of chili sauce, meat and seasoning. It may be eaten with some tortillas, a piece of bread or even poured over hotdog sandwiches.

Plan nutritious meals in advance so that food is readily available. Have a cooking session where you prepare and freeze several portions of each meal so that dinner simply needs heating when required. Set the slow cooked chili in the morning so that a meal is ready for you upon arrival home.

Emphasize slow cooker chili and planned over meals, using only a couple of ingredients from your shopping list. For example, a large package of ground beef on sale can be meat loaf, hamburgers, and chili during the week. One large cooked chicken has enough leftovers for a hotdish and barbecue or stir-fry.

Combine the brown sugar, bourbon, and chili sauce in a bowl and mix well. Stir in the sausages. Spoon the sausage mixture into a baking dish. Bake at 350 for 1 hr. or until the sausages are cooked through. Cut into bite sized pieces. Serves 40.

Put the onion in the middle of a platter and sprinkle the cilantro around it. Put the radishes around that. Serve the frijoles in deep bowls with lemon wedges and let everyone take onion, cilantro, or radishes as they like. Chop the rest of the chili con carne ground turkey and put it in a separate dish so people can serve themselves. This recipe serves about twelve people.