Monday, January 10, 2011

Une Mignardise~

Oh I LOVE this chili recipe..
I found it at Karen's~ Mignardise..her new Le Creuset pot was really pretty too..but it's the chili that had me coveting:)
I just had a feeling I would take to it instantly..because I do like sweet in meat dishes..I've always really liked the chilis we have made in the past.. but this just a bit different and I know I will crave it again~
It's a keeper recipe for me.

La Recette~

From Karen's post.. Thank you!

Sweet and Spicy Chili

1/2 lb. ground pork

1 lb. ground beef (as lean or fatty as you like)

1 small onion, diced

2 Tbsps. vegetable oil

2 cans diced tomatoes

2 Tbsps. chili powder

2 Tbsps. ground cumin

2 Tbsps. garlic powder

1 Tbsp. dried thyme

1/2 cup molasses

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 can Guinness

2/3 cup barbecue sauce (this is where you can go spicier or sweeter)

1 can red kidney beans, drained

1 tsp. crushed red pepper

salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in stock pot or dutch oven. Saute onion until softened.
Add pork and beef, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it browns. When the meat is cooked through (no pink remaining), drain off any excess fat. Add all the rest of the ingredients.
Stir well, and simmer for an hour. Season to taste.

Trust me..if you like spicy and will love her recipe~
I used QC Maple Syrup..Grandma's Molasses..and Sweet Baby Ray's Hickory BBQ Sauce~


  1. ~Happy New Year Monique,

    I've always wanted to try to make chili and now I think I will, but where did you find the bbq sauce?

    I live in manybe we shop at the same stores??

  2. Bonjour! This sauce was bought in the US..It's one of our favorites..Ricardo recommends President's Choice one.. a huge bottle..we bought it could work too.. or better yet you can make your own.. I just couldn't wait.. it's at Loblaws.. in a large brown bottle..their name brand..I hope this helps..but any BBQ sauce you the key to liking this I think.. You can adjust the sweetness too..
    :) Have a great day !

  3. Monique, there's no question that bowl of Chili would put an end to my winter blahs!
    Beer, chocolate, and my own chili powder, all, play a role in my bowl of red. But, this is the first time I've seen maple syrup and molasses in Chili. Did you detect any sweetness in the soup?

  4. Ooh this looks like just the thing to warm me up on the chilly winter nights right now! It's making me hungry!

  5. I like sweet in my meat dishes - always add a tad of either brown or granulated sugar - seems to enhance the flavor. Tonight would be perfect for this chili (predicted 27 degrees and that is cold for Houston, Tx) Just peeked at Mignardise and really like her writings and recipes. Thanks for calling my attention to her blog and featuring her recipe.

  6. Nous aimons le chili et j'essaie souvent de nouvelles recettes. Cela est une autre bonne à essayer.

  7. I have never made chili; my son is the expert, but this recipe sounds fantastic; maple syrup,molasses and beer, jut has to be good. I will keep this in a safe place to surprise him some day. Great photo.

  8. Bonjour Monique,

    chez moi ils adorent le chili et j'aime bien le mélange des ingrédients proposés dans cette recette, le tout semble succulent.

    Je te souhaite une belle journée.

    Josée bisous

  9. Dear Monique,
    thank you thank you. You brought such a big smile on my face!! AND I'd love to tempt my husband with this recipe... or even better, ask him to cook this for me ;))
    Big hugs,
    Monica xox

  10. Your photo of my chili recipe is beautiful! So much more artistic than mine.
    Merci bien for the link to Mignardise. You're the best!

  11. PS - I linked back to you on my the Mignardise Facebook page.

  12. This recipe does sound so enticing with the molasses, maple syrup and BBQ sauce! We are so enjoying our bowls of warm comfort these days and I'm always looking for recommendations.

  13. This looks so yummy for the cold weather....I will keep it for when it cools down here.
    Shel x

  14. Very interesting recipe - your photo is amazing. I could dive right in!!


  15. This looks delicious and the addition of the bbq beans and sauce sounds like a great alternative to regular tomato sauce. Thanks for sharing!

  16. WoW! Love scorching hot recipes. I've got a lot of ideas to pair that great yummy food! Bookmarked!

  17. Pour une mignardise cela me semble être une petit plat de rêve... Hummmm je m'invite s'il en reste un peu!

  18. un plat si réconfortant, miam!!!!

  19. It looks delicious! Thank you for sharing ~ I'm sure we would like this. Thank you, too ~ Karen! xo

  20. Monique, your pictures always make my mouth water.


  21. It is definitely chili weather here...I'm always looking for a new recipe~ thank you :-)

  22. Oh, if I had read this earlier in the day, I would be having some tonight. The spicy and sweet flavor combination sounds fantastic. We adore chili and it is fun to have different recipes to suit the mood. We will definitely try it as it is freezing here and chili is the best.

  23. Oh, tonight would be the perfect evening to enjoy a bowl of chili. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'll pass it along to my "chef". ;-)
    Stay warm ~ Sarah

  24. What could be better than you, Karen and a chili recipe?! Not much. I can't wait to give this a try. We certainly have had chili weather around here. Blizzard #2 came yesterday and knocked out my phone, internet and TV. I wish I had some chili during my shoveling breaks.

    Off to London snow there.

    Thanks for this wonderful post.

  25. That chili looks fabulous Monique! Perfect for cold January weather! xxoo

  26. This chili sounds yummy! Going to make it this weekend for sure! :)