Friday, July 15, 2011

Foodie Friday~ {Quickie} Cookout Chili

Ever wonder what to do with those leftover burgers or hotdogs from the cookout?

We were blessed to have friends from out of town come over for July 4th lunch.  We grilled out and had a great time together.
Then we had 3 leftover hamburgers and a couple of hot dogs.  We had also grilled with my mom and had half a package of smoked sausage grilled and waiting for it's future in the fridge.
Then the idea popped in my head.  Why not try to make a chili with these bits of meat.  John was on-board to experiment so off I went and it came out great!

Ingredients for {Quickie} Cookout Chili:
  • 3 hamburgers already grilled [and seasoned] chopped
  • 1 hotdog, grilled & chopped fine
  • half a package of smoked sausage [that comes like kielbasa], grilled and diced 
  • 1 can of rinsed & drained red beans
  • 1 can of rinsed & drained black beans
  • 1 can of fire roasted tomatoes {I used Hunt's version because it was BOGO}
  • 1 can of rotel tomatoes & chili
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • a pinch of red pepper flake
  • 1 tsp of coriander {it was called for in a Tyler Florence chili recipe once so I always use it now}
  • S& P as needed
  • Combine and let simmer low-medium for as long as you like.  The flavors are there right a way but come together even better if you let it meld together for awhile.
The smokiness from the charred meats made this a hearty chili, different from what we normally have.
I think it would work for whatever grilled food you had leftover and great way to give them new life, instead of just warming them over.
 If you try it, let me know!  Grab a spoonful & Enjoy!


Jennifer said...

What a clever idea to stretch those bits of meat even further.

Oh, and nice serving spoon.

Anonymous said...

I recognize that spoon! Thanks for sharing!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

What a great idea!!! Thank you so much for linking up!