Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Chili and a Homemaking Linkup

Today for the Homemaking Linkup, I'm sharing my chili recipe.  I've shared it here before but it's been a couple years so here you go!  This chili is super good with my Spiced Cornbread.  Mmm!!

Mrs. Coller's Chili

(makes about 10 servings...you can half this or freeze the remaining if you don't need this much)

6 cans beans (We like to use black beans)
2 cans refried beans
1-2 pkg. taco seasoning
1/2 c. bbq sauce
1/4 c. dijon or spicy mustard

Rinse 6 cans beans in strainer.  Place them in a pot with the refried beans and all other ingredients.  Add 2-4 c. water.  You want to start out with the chili quite a bit runnier than you like it.  Cook and stir often until it has reached your desired thickness.  This could be anywhere from a half hour to an hour and a half...depending on how much water you add.  The more water you add, the longer you have to cook it and the more flavorful it will be as the beans absorb the flavors from the other ingredients.  If you're in a hurry, just add a couple cups of water so there's a buffer there to keep it from sticking to the pan while it's heating up and dissolving the seasoning and you'll be good to go in about a half hour.

I hope you'll join me for this week's Homemaking Linkup.  I love to feature some of the neat posts that are linked up so please make sure and put my button or a text link on your blog so you'll be eligible to be featured!  There were posts both last week and this week that I really wanted to feature but didn't because there was no back link.


Here are some of my favorite posts from last week:
The Proverbial Homemaker gave a very thorough lesson on creating your own seed storage binder.  I love this---and not just because it's pink and green!  Tauna has been a blogging buddy of mine for awhile now.  She is so encouraging!

Another blog that I'm really enjoying lately is 31 Cups.  Gretchen has such awesome insights and I always come away from her blog feeling fed.  She linked up a great post about diving into enjoying poetry---I'm ready!

Thanks to everyone for the great posts!

Now for the linkup.  Please remember to return the favor by adding my button or a text link to your post.  Have a great weekend!


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Linking with:

Homemaking Link-Up Weekend @ Hope In Every Season
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Legacy Leaver Thursday @ Leaving a Legacy
Thriving Thursday @ Serving Joyfully
Homeacre Hop 
Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits @ Stone Gable  
Think Tank Thursday @ Saving4Six 
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home 
Open House @ Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Inspiration Friday @ Dear Creatives
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Foodie Friday @ Rattlebridge Farm 
Family Fun Friday @ Moms and Munchkins 
Family Fun Friday @ Happy and Blessed Home
Farm Girl Friday @ Let This Mind Be In You
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal
Or So She Says...
Show and Tell Saturday @ Sassy Little Lady 
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Finding the Pretty & Delicious @ Your Homebased Mom
30 Min. Linkup @ 30 Days
Sharing Creative Ideas @ Made By Joey
Sunday Showcase Party@Under the Table and Dreaming 
Craft Schooling Sunday @ Creative Jewish Mom 
Church Supper @ Everyday Mom's Meals 
Sundae Scoop @ I heart nap time
The Creative Homemaker Hop 
Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper
Sunny Simple Sunday @ Sunny Simple Life
One More Time
Craft-o-Maniac Monday  
Motivate Me Monday 
What's In the Gunny Sack? 
Modest Monday @ The Modest Mom 
Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill 
Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy 
Masterpiece Monday @ BoogieBoard Cottage 
A Round Tuit @ Creating My Way to Success 
Monday Funday @ C.R.A.F.T. 
Mondays with Countrified Hicks
Manic Monday @ Cupcake-n-Bake
Wisdom Wednesdays @Simply Helping Him
Winsome Wednesday @ My Daily Walk in His Grace
Whole-Hearted Home Wednesdays 
Encourage One Another @ Deep Roots at Home
A Wise Woman Builds Her Home
Homemaking Link Up @ Raising Homemakers
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm Cottage
Home @ Rose Chintz Cottage  
Inspire Me Wednesday @ MamaBuzz
Watcha Work-Up Wednesday 
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants 
Rednesday @ It's a Very Cherry World
Simple Living Wednesdays @ Our Simple Farm
Sheltering Linkup @ A Sheltering Tree
Shoe Lace Linkup @ Living In the Shoe   


  1. Sounds delicious! thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh, I love this recipe...you reminded me I haven't made it in a long time!! Thank you for hosting, sweetie. Big hugs,

  3. I made chilli today as a matter of fact! I have never ever in all my years thought to put in bbq sauce and mustard! We love mustard around these parts and I intend to use this recipe next time. Thank you! AND thank you for the feature (blushing) and your very kind words (blushing bright red). I am truly honored! :)

  4. Your chili looks VERY good !!
    Appreciate the recipe :)
    Thank you for another party and I wish you a lovely day

  5. Your chili looks delicious!Thanks for hosting the awesome party,Mrs. Sarah!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  6. Oh yum. I love trying new chili recipes. Thanks for hosting this linky party!

  7. Your chili sounds wonderful! Perfect for a day like today - it's snowing right now :)

    Thanks for the linkup and I hope you have a blessed day.


  8. Hello Sarah!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog - it was good to hear from you! I love the family photo at the top of your blog. The recipe sounds delicious - it's still cold here and a bowl of chili sounds very good!
    Hugs, Cindy

  9. The chili sounds and looks really good! Thanks for hosting!

  10. I love chili with cornbread...one of my favorite things :-) Thank you for hosting and the reminder xo

  11. Thanks for the recipe. It looks yummy!...Christine

  12. Sarah, I like the chili recipe. I might have to try that! Thank you for hosting!

  13. Your chili sounds so good...thanks for the recipe.
    Over from Mrs. Olson's...:)

  14. Hi Sarah! Thanks for linking up at the Farm Girl Blog Fest! I wanted to let you know that I already linked up this morning--thanks for the reminder! I just so happened to remember this morning. :)

    Have a wonderful day!
    ~Kristi@Let This Mind Be in You

  15. Thank you for hosting as well as sharing at http://www.frugalfitfamily.com!

  16. With the snowy and cold days we keep having there's still lots of soup making going on around here. Your chili sounds so yummy and filling for the tummy. :) Happy Pink Saturday and thank you for inviting me to your party. xo

  17. Chili with cheese, sour cream and cornbread, yummy. thanks for your visit ! you have a beautiful family

  18. Unusual recipe- simple and vegetarian! :)

  19. I think I'm Link #63 this week.
    I heard someone say that chilli with beans is not chilli. And then, I realized by the comment above mine, that there isn't any meat in your chilli. Guess it works by preference, right? Right.
    I was wondering about your comment on linking back. I think you mentioned before that it needed to be in the post (which I do). Is it post or blog sidebar? Just curious.
    Enjoyed your post and I saw both of the featured posts last time!
    Mine is on ice cream cone cupcakes I did several years ago.
    Happy Homemaking!

  20. PS - I did mean to say that your chili has some interesting ingredients in it - curious how it tastes. Sounds great.

  21. This chili looks delicious. I like your recipe, it’s cold here and I already have everything I need to make it.
    Thanks for hosting.

    The French Hutch

  22. Thanks for hosting!

  23. Sarah,
    Me again!! Good for you foinding a bunch of Easter things at Salvation army!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you are having a good week!!


  24. That's sounds so tasty! Thank you for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  25. Oh my...I do enjoy a good chili recipe! Thanks so much for sharing and also thank you for stopping by my pastel dinnerware post this weekend! ENJOY THE WEEK!

    Bella Rosa Antiques

  26. We spent the last 5 years in Nebraska, where chili and cinnamon rolls are the local specialty. I really enjoyed that combination, so I am sure I'll love the spiced cornbread with chili too. Thanks for sharing your recipes!

  27. Wow Sarah, Your chili is really different. It sounds good enough to make. I'm giving it a try. YUM>
    It is snowing here today...I want some chili right now. smile.
    xo, Jeanne

  28. Hi, I love this post! So many fun things. (And your family is gorgeous -- different post!)

    Thanks for inviting the Marmelade Gypsy to play along with the homemakers. There are so many! I think I'd better wait till after Easter when I have time to be a good participant--they all look wonderful and lots of fun! Thanks for asking!

  29. Sarah, I have a recipe of my mom's called 'quick chili' that is so similar. The addition of the bbq sauce sounds yummy. I will try it next time. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  30. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Family Fun Friday!

  31. Sounds so good! Thanks so much for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop!
    Hope to see you on Thursday at:

    I changed the starting time for the hop to Thurs morning and we'll be announcing the winner of the seed giveaway!

  32. Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you're having a lovely week.

  33. I like this recipe! I make a version of this chilli whenever I make meatless chilli.

  34. Sounds yum and simple just like I like it! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  35. Yum! Thanks fir sharing this over at WholeHearted Home.


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