Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Eileen Dreyer #recipe ~ Cowboy Chili


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Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!! Today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to a new author who will share one of her favorite recipes. Not only will you and I occasionally learn how to make something new and delicious, but we’ll get a chance to check out some wonderful authors. Introducing author, EILEEN DREYER, and her favorite recipe for COWBOY CHILI.


Wounded Heroes Collection Book 1


Everybody knows Jake Kendall. Jake is a success story. Orphaned early, he did such a good job turning around a failing Wyoming horse ranch, he put his three siblings through school and gained a nationwide reputation.

Amanda Marlow is the epitome of an east coast author: bright, funny, curious. When she shows up at a cabin on Jake’s land to research a book, she threatens Jake’s entire world. She represents everything he longs for: freedom, exploration, learning. But Jake has a secret that could bring his entire life tumbling down. And if he lets Amanda close, she could expose it.

“A beautifully compelling story of love” Rendezvous

Wounded Heroes Collection Book 1


“This is private property,” Jake taunted, knowing damn well that his voice was too harsh. He couldn’t help it. His hands shook. His belly was on fire. He wanted her so badly that if he weren’t careful, he’d take her right there in the doorway.

She smiled, and he was lost. “I know,” she answered. “I figured I’d negotiate with the owner to stay just a little while longer.”


Amanda stepped forward. “Yes,” she answered, her voice slowing, thickening like warm honey. “I thought we could talk a little, and maybe share something to drink.”

Jake managed to raise an eyebrow. “Are you talking bribes here, woman?”

Her smile widened, and her eyes darkened. “If that’s what you want to call it.”

About Author Eileen Dreyer… 読書

New York Times Bestselling, award-winning author Eileen Dreyer has published 40 novels and 10 short stories under her name and that of her evil twin, Kathleen Korbel in contemporary romance, paranormal romance, historical romance, romantic suspense, mystery and medical forensic suspense. A proud member of RWA’s Hall of FAME, she also has numerous awards from RT BookLovers and an Anthony nomination for mystery. She is now focusing on what she calls historic romantic adventure in her DRAKE’S RAKES series. A native of St. Louis, she still lives there with her family. She has animals but refuses to subject them to the limelight.


Links to Eileen’s Website, Books, & Social Media:

Available for Pre-Order on Amazon now, available 10/6/16!

Website: http://eileendreyer.com/

I hope you enjoy the recipe Eileen is sharing today on Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!


P.S. We’re at 279 recipes and counting with this posting. Hope you find some recipes you like. If this is your first visit, please check out past blogs for more Killer Fixin’s. In the right hand column menu, you can even look up past recipes by type. i.e. Desserts, Breads, Beef, Chicken, Soups, Author Specials, etc.


Note from Eileen: This is a recipe I found in Country Living years ago that’s an absolute favorite in my household in the cold winter months. It’s good and hearty and something I could see the hero in my release, Jake’s Way enjoying after a long day working with his horses.

[Makes 6 cups, Serves 6]
[[Level Easy]]


  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. boneless chuck or rump roast
  • 1 large onion
  • 6 clove garlic
  • 2 can low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 can diced low-sodium tomatoes
  • 2 dried ancho chiles
  • 1 tbsp. masa harina de maiz (simply finely ground corn — similar to flour)
  • 1 c. water
  • 2 can pinto beans
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. cider vinegar


  1. Brown the meat: In a large Dutch oven, add oil and heat over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot but not smoking, add beef and cook until browned — about 5 minutes. Remove beef, set aside, and reduce heat to medium.
  2. Make the chili: Add onion to the Dutch oven and sauté until translucent — 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute. Return the meat to the Dutch oven. Gradually add 1 can beef broth and deglaze by scraping up the brown bits from the bottom of the Dutch oven. Add chili powder, cumin, and tomatoes. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Puree the chiles: In a small saucepan over high heat, bring the remaining can of beef broth to a boil. Add ancho chiles and let stand 15 minutes to hydrate. Remove and discard stems. Place chili mixture and liquid in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth — 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Finish the chili: In a small bowl, whisk the masa and water together. Stir masa mixture into the chili. Add ancho chili mixture, pinto beans, salt, and vinegar. Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Serve hot.


Gift_5**SPECIAL GIVEAWAY**:  Eileen is giving away one (1) e-book copy of JAKE’S WAY to one lucky reader who comments on this Karen’s Killer Fixin’s blog.  Thanks, Eileen, for sharing your book with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

6 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with Eileen Dreyer #recipe ~ Cowboy Chili”

  1. Sounds yummy! It’s rainy & nasty here, so I think I’m gonna make this for supper! Thank you, Eileen. The blurb for the book was great, too. I’ve never read any of your Kathleen Korbel books, but I’m hoping to! *wink wink* Thanks for the chance!

  2. I remember Country L living. It was as ,we’re the rest of the magazines in the Truman family, a good magazine. Miss them all.
    Thanks for the introduction and interview, excerpt and recipe, Karen and Eileen.

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