Electric Lunchbox # 62: Chili

Cool weather means chili, stews, corn bread, oyster crackers, casseroles, and all sorts of comfort food to me! So I just had to try making them in the ELB!

Of course, I will be posting them here as I get it right. I hope you try them out as the weather changes, to keep your tummy happy and warm!

First up is Chili!

I make it with both ground beef and beans. This recipe is a mixture of several recipes I had been using, that somehow became my staple. Chili is a very forgiving recipe so feel free to add and remove ingredients as you like. However, I encourage you to try it this way the first time you make it. And of course, I hope you’ll like it!

*NOTE that this recipe uses regular sized measuring cups, NOT the tiny ELB cup, unless specified.*

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1/3 – 1/2 cup ground beef

1/3 – 1/2 cup canned beans (mix of black beans, pinto beans and kidney beans)

1 1/2 tablespoons chopped onions

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 cup canned crushed or diced tomatoes

1/2 tablespoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled

1 teaspoon brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 – 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon powder

1 teaspoon fish sauce

1 teaspoon cocoa powder

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1/4 cup water

1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Cayenne pepper, optional, if you want it spicier


1. Mix everything in the big ELB bowl.

2. Set onto the base. Add 3 ELB cups water to the base, cover and let steam until it shuts off, about 1 hour.

3. Carefully open the ELB and remove the bowl. Stir and correct seasonings.

4. Serve hot with chips, sour cream, shredded cheese, and all the fixings you want.

You can also serve this with my Bacon Drippings Cornbread which I’ll post next! Get the recipe here – https://athomewiththeresa.com/2020/10/26/electric-lunchbox-63-bacon-grease-cornbread/

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