Growing up, our family tradition was to eat chili on Christmas Eve, chase it down with a box of See's candies, and then dive full-throttle into present opening. Things haven't changed too much. Now that I have my own family we save present opening for Christmas morning and have replaced skip the chocolates with a great bottle of wine. But the chili has and will remain our official meal of Christmas Eve. What are your family meal traditions for Christmas Eve? We'd love to hear about them!
Christmas Eve Chili 2 pounds extra lean ground beef 4 medium chopped onions 4 minced garlic cloves 1 can tomato sauce (8 ounces) 2 cans whole tomatoes (1 pound 12 ounce cans) 2 cans kidney beans 4 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon cumin 1 teaspoon salt
Directions: Brown the meat and drain the fat. Add the onions and garlic until the onions are soft. Add all of the ingredients together in a giant pot and let if simmer for a few hours. Serve with sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, chives, and avocado, and great red wine.