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Freezer Chili Base Recipe
I love making easy meals and freezing extra portions for days when cooking is the last thing on my mind, and let’s face it we all have them! This Freezer Chili Base is something I ALWAYS have in my freezer. I made double this recipe and it makes about 3 servings to freeze for my family.
This is a Freezer Chili Base, Meat sauce ect. You freeze it then pull it out cook until unfrosted and add in your beans, veggies and whatever else you would like in your chili.
I will make this one night and make a HUGE batch and freeze. This recipe is great for nachos, sloppy joes, dips and more!
Ingredients for Freezer Chili Base
2 pounds ground beef OR Ground Turkey
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 8-ounce can tomato sauce
1/2 Cup Chili Sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup masa harina (corn flour, found in the Mexican food section of many supermarkets) This tip is thanks to The Pioneer Woman!
15 splashes of Worchester sauce
Brown the meat along with the garlic. Drain off the excess fat, and then pour in the tomato sauce, chili sauce, cumin, oregano, and salt. Stir together well, cover, and then reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add water if needed (if mixture becomes dry)
After an hour, place the masa harina in a small bowl. Add 1/2 cup water and stir together with a fork. Dump the masa mixture into the chili. Stir together well, and then taste and adjust the seasonings. Add more masa paste and /or water to get the chili to your preferred consistency, or to add more corn flavor.
When warming to serve add in beans, cheese and other toppings. To add spice add in chili powder.
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