September 28, 2011

Wednesday's Chow - Chili

From this week's guest blogger, Terri Thackston comes a recipe just in time for cooler weather and football season - Chili!

Murderous drug runners, a wildfire in the Texas desert and the  President's runaway daughter…Game Warden Shannon Walker didn't sign up for any of this. Add a sexy Secret Service Agent, unexpected betrayal and a desperate escape into the desert, and the border becomes hotter than Shannon can handle.

Border Heat is available in various ebook formats at, and

Border Heat Chili

1 lb ground beef
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 medium green bell pepper, diced
1 medium red bell pepper, diced
1 chopped jalapeno, fresh or pickled, finely chopped
1 10 oz can tomatoes and green chilies
4 cups V8 Juice
1 6 oz can tomato paste
3 tblspns light brown sugar

Brown ground beef, adding onion and bell peppers as the meat cooks. Drain grease. Add jalapeno plus tomatoes and green chilies, mixing well as mixture continues to cook. Add V8 Juice and bring to boil. Add tomato paste and brown sugar. Simmer for twenty minutes.


Becky said...

This Chili recipe sounds delicious. I will have to try this to see how it tastes. Thanks for sharing.

marybelle said...

I will have to tone it down for my lot, but definitely worth making up.

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

How hot is this recipe? I've been promising my DH that I would make him Chili and never have. I am a whimp but he likes it hot. Would this rip my tongue out?

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Paisley, the only hot thing in it is the jalopeno, so if you cut that down, it shouldn't be too bad. If you remove it completely, you won't have the same flavor.


Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

OK - I will give it a try and let you know. I feel so guilty not ever making it so this winter it is a must. Thanks for all the great recipes you send. I save almost all of them.

Christine Warner said...

Book sounds good...your short blurb was enough to make me want to read it. As for the chili recipe...I'm always looking up ways to improve I might just add a few things from yours and see where it takes me.
Thanks for posting the blurb and the recipe :)

Teri Thackston said...

Thanks, ladies, for your comments. Yes this chili is hot, but leaving out the jalapeno will help. You can also try adding a bit more of the brown sugar or even a little worcestershire sauce.