Sweet Pickles! OH Man! The hot & spicy with the kick of sweet on the side - DELICIOUS!!! *insert a sing song voice here!
I will post the BEST sweet pickle I have ever put in my mouth here soon. (look for "Aunt Viki's Sweet Pickles)
I also always make up a sweet cornbread to eat with my chili! Its all broken up under there. Grandma didn't make cornbread all the time. Sometimes she would just butter saltines and the simplicity of that was also yummy.
When it came to the Cheese, Grandma would always slice spears of cheddar. I remember dunking them like this as a kid to make them melt! We typically just use the grated cheese now. I hope this warms your tummy and heart when you eat it! ENJOY!
*Crock Pot notes are at the bottom of this post.
Add salt and pepper all over the top.
Add 1tsp of Cumin & 1 tsp Garlic powder
(I love that Vidalia Onion Chopper *as seen on TV) That thing cuts everything the same and perfect size - I highly recommend that kitchen gadget.
Williams Original Chili Seasoning OR Chili 3000 from Penzy's Spices. ( I just discovered chili 3000 and it is amazing!) But in keeping with the way momma and Grandma did this - we will go with Williams on this Chili Recipe - (I make about 4 different kinds - we like chili around here!)
1 Can of Rotel or Tomatoes with Green Chili's
2 Cans of Stewed Chili Tomatoes (the can just says "ready for chili")
You can put this in a crock pot! Once you have fried up your meat, you could transfer it to a slow cooker and add all the rest of the ingredients. Just let it go all day on low and when you come home all that is left to do is make some cornbread! (Or butter those Saltines)! :)