Monday, May 7, 2012

Secret Recipe Club: Barbecue Chili w/ Corn

Well hello there!  It's been about a month since my last post!  Trust me, April was a whirl wind of a month.  First and foremost - I GOT MARRIED!  We went to Vegas for our honeymoon and had a blast!  And this past weekend was Derby weekend (which is basically the Black Friday for restaurants around here - it's been CRAZY busy and I'm utterly exhausted!).

Anyway, I'll definitely post pictures as soon as I can.

But the reason we're here right now is to talk about a club.  The Secret Recipe Club.  One of my favorite blogging groups.  It's like a secret Santa for food bloggers.  You end up with an awesome blog to pick a recipe and blog about, and in return, someone ends up with your blog, as well!  Exciting, huh? 

Well this month I got the pleasure of getting Connor's Cooking.  Raina has a plethora of great recipes to choose from.  Everything from Shrimp Tortellini Pasta Toss to Guacamole.  It was a hard decision, but I settled on Raina's Barbecue Chili w/ Corn.  It was a quick and easy meal, that made enough to feed us for a few days!

The only changes I made were to use black beans instead of barbecue baked beans and chipotle chili powder instead of regular, but only because I had those on hand already.  The recipe was quite tasty and I'll definitely be making it again and again!

Adapted from Connor's Cooking's recipe

1 lb. ground beef
1 large onion, diced
14.5 oz. can seasoned black beans
14.5 oz. diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup tomato sauce
1 & 1/2 cups frozen corn
1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup shredded habanero cheddar cheese
2 cups corn chips

pickled jalapenos (optional)
salt and pepper, to taste

In a large pot under medium high heat, add ground beef and onions and cook until beef is no longer pink.  Drain.

Stir in black beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, corn, chili powder, and cumin.  Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.  Simmer for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until corn is tender.  Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Ladle chili into bowls and top with your favorite chili toppings.  Enjoy!

Hope you guys check out Connor's Cooking and if you're interested in joining the Secret Recipe Club, click here to find out more!


  1. Looks great, Peggy. Congrats on getting married! Are you going to rename your blog "My Husband Likes It So It Must Be Good"? I think you should! :)

  2. Ohhh, congratulations, Peggy! Can't wait to see your wedding pix!
    Nice choice of recipe...the barbecue chili w/ corn is so simple to prepare but is really good!

  3. Geesh! You're gone for a month and you come back married? Guess it's time to change the name of the blog (: Congratulations! Great SRC pick too.

  4. Congratulations Peggy! you have to change the name of your blog. You sure have been a busy lady. Welcome back to our foodie world.

  5. Congratulations on your wedding! Love this chili - good chili is a fabulous thing to have in your recipe arsenal.

  6. Congrats!!! Guess it's time to re-name the blog again, eh? ;)
    Love the chili... maybe it's because it's grey and windy and cold today or maybe because I'm fighting off an icky cold, but this is just the kind of dish I'm craving right now. I think I might just have everything I need in the pantry, too. Fingers crossed! :P

  7. The idea of crunchy corn kernels in my chili does sound like a tasty addition. It looks delicious.
    Congrats on your marriage, you have started a new and wonderful chapter in your life. Now you will need to think of a new name for your blog or make the easy change to myhubbylikesit...
    Also, you probably will be cooking more now that you are married! Enjoy the day!

  8. congratulations on your marriage! this chili sounds awesome. :)

  9. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOHOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Congrats!!!! It's been weird watching your blog go from boyfriend, to fiance, and now husband! I'm so happy for you! *big happy stupid grin*

  12. Congrats Peggy, Wishing a Happy married life. Love this chili.

  13. Mmmm, this chili looks super tasty! Great SRC choice! :)

  14. CONGRATULATIONS, Peggy...I'm anticipating a name change to your blog (again!) :) Your SRC post is amazing as always...what a delicious chili recipe!

  15. Congratulations Peggy. That is so amazing. I wish you a lifetime of happiness together.

    Great choice for SRC. I love chili so this is right up my alley.

  16. Hey Peggy, congratulation wish u a happy marriage life dear:).... It's really addictive tempting combo...nice click...Thanks for sharing...

  17. Congratulations!!! Now will you change the blog's name? :)
    I can not imagine the hecticity (I know it is not a word but you get what I am saying!) of the month! Derby is a big deal I guess, I have never been to one.
    I bet this is one good chili. I would make it if it was not already climbing up to 90s here. Will have to wait for a cold rainy day!

  18. Congrats to both of you Peggy and Vegas must have been splendid. When I see chillies, I will all the way go for the recipes and yes, I love the chillies and cumin inside this wonderful bowl of food. Having said that, I need to replace the beef with other types of meat.

  19. Conratulations !! wish you all the best and happy life together,the chili sound really YUM,,shreedded habanero chedar cheese is combo on this chili !!


  20. First of all, congratulations on the wedding! I've been following some of your plans from afar and am so happy that you are so happy!
    Derby... I miss derby! We lived in Louisville for 3 years and Thunder of Lousiville was a favorite for us, as were the Derby parties. Here in San Diego they show the Derby, but no one even knows that there are other races that day. It's just not the same.
    And as for your recipe... fabulous!! Love the ingredients in this chili and i know I'd have one happy husband if he came home to this.
    Funny... he flies for UPS and is actually currently in the air and on his way to Louisville!

  21. glad you enjoyed!! i love a good chili on a cold day...

  22. Congratulations! Vegas must have been so much fun! This looks great, a nice bit of chilli would go down a treat.



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