Firehouse Chili for Sample Sunday Cookoff

In the new novel, BURN OUT, Lt. Samantha Collins makes Firehouse Chili for all the guys on her crew. Make a batch of her yummy chili and curl up with BURN OUT for an awesome read! Available April 5th on Kindle, Nook, and other eReaders.



  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef  (may substitute ground turkey)
  • 1 large onions, chopped
  • 1 fresh garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans Ro-Tel tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans dark red kidney beans, undrained
  • 5 1/2 ounces tomato juice


1. Heat oil in a large pot. Brown together ground beef, onion and garlic; drain well.

2. Add all the spices along with the Ro-tel tomatoes, tomato sauce, kidney beans and tomato juice. Mix well and bring to a boil.

3. Simmer 1/2 hour uncovered and 1-1/2 hours covered. (If too thick you can add additional tomato juice or water).

Suggested toppings: jalapeno slices, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream. Serve with cornbread or saltine crackers.

Read an excerpt below from BURN OUT. Here are some links to other recipes and stories from author friends!

. “Discover the recipe for a Chocolate Orgasm!” “Recipe for Disaster – Tom Ryan cookies” – Romantic recipe for Asparagus, Watercress and Pan roasted tomato risotto

 Kate’s Soup An excerpt and a recipe!



See what Penelope cooks for her captor @betcar1

Discover the recipe for a Chocolate Orgasm in the novel Fourteen Days Later! #food #kindle

#samplesundaycookoff Come join in the fun showcasing authors and #recipes that you’ll love #samplesundaycookoff #recipes Death by Choclate and the first Chapter of my #thriller. by @FaithMortimer

 Asparagus, Watercress and Pan Roasted Cherry Tomato Risotto 

find out what J’s new addiction is: lobster dip by @theapatra

 Recipe for disaster Tom Ryan makes cookies! @larryenright

 Why does Grace decide to cook Paralytic Pavlova, on her daughters first birthday #recipe

Because you need something sweet when reading a thriller.

 Sweep Him Off His Feet Berries and Brownie Sundae – from The Gift of Joy – #kindle #BookLook #recipe RT


About Traci Hohenstein

Full time writer, beachbum, and mom to 3 terrific kids.
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3 Responses to Firehouse Chili for Sample Sunday Cookoff

  1. I knew when you posted this I was going to have to look it up. Coby makes our chili, and “firehouse” sounded just up my alley. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Sibel Hodge says:

    I lurrrrve chili. This recipe sounds fab! And as if my Chocolate Orgasm wasn’t chocolatey enough, did you know that a lot of people actually put chocolate in chili? Yummm 🙂

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