Taste of Tuesday : My Grandmother's Chili + Corn Bread

My Grandmother didn't cook much, but this is a recipe that my Mom passed down to me that is so delicious.  I'm so happy to have at least one recipe of her's that we can continue to pass down.   Her name was Faye and all her grandchildren called her Fayzie.  So let me introduce you to Fayzie's Chili.

Fayzie's Chili
1/2 lb Bacon
2 lbs Ground Beef
1 or 2 onions ( I use 2) 
4-6 cloves of garlic, chopped
3-4 sticks of celery, chopped (I omitted this because my hubby doesn't like celery)
1 red or green bell pepper, chopped
1 (32oz) can tomato sauce
1-2 cans Rotel tomatoes (I used one)
1 tsp cumin
3-5 tbsp chili powder (to taste)
1 can black beans (not drained)
1 can kidney beans (not drained)

Fry bacon.  Remove and drain.  Saute all vegetables in bacon grease for 20-30 min. Add ground beef and cook until browned.  Drain in colander. Put back in pot.  Add tomato sauce, rotel, 1 cup water, cumin, chili powder and beans. Simmer for 30 min to an hour.  Add chopped bacon back in.  Serve with cheese and sour cream! 

Easy Cornbread Muffins

My husband loves loves cornbread with his chili, but I find cornbread to be too dry a lot of the time.  I was determined to find an easy recipe that was moist! This one did it for me!! 

1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix
1/2 cup sour cream
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
1/2 tsp. salt
8 oz. canned creamed corn

Mix all ingredients together and pour into greased muffin pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes or until lightly brown. 
Makes 12 muffins

I like to crumble mine right in the chili!

Are you ready to cozy up by the fire now with a delicious bowl of chili and cornbread?

Linking up with Emily and Kate for Tuesday's Recipe Swap

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  1. I love chili! When I lived up north it used to be my favorite cold weather meal. Now I don't eat it as often since it doesn't get as cold down here but you definitely made me want to give this a try! and when the first ingredient is bacon... it has to be good!

    <3, Pamela

  2. Sounds delicious and love the addition of bacon. Can't wait to try!

  3. Bacon in chili? That's absolutely genius! Fayzie knew what she was doing!

  4. mmm one of my favorite fall comfort foods! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  5. I love that she adds bacon to the chili! That's genius!!

  6. It's just getting cold here. I think I may make some chili and cornbread tonight!

  7. Chili is just my favorite comfort food this time of year!! Can't wait to try this recipe out!!

  8. Nothing better than home make chili and cornberad! Yum!!

  9. This looks so good! Now I'm craving it!


  10. Can't beat chili and cornbread! Esp when it is a handed down recipe. I on the hand never much liked my grandmother's chili recipe, so I've had to find my own fave. But, she did pass down plenty of other delicious eats so I guess she can get a pass on the chili =)

  11. Bacon in chili!? GENIUS, Grandmother ;)

  12. That bacon has got to be a game changer.....YUM.

  13. OMG this all sounds so great! I will be making this VERY soon now that Dallas is freezing!
    ~Elise @ highheelsglitteringeyes.blogspot.com