Beef Chili

The trick to get bright taste from this chili is to bloom your spices with your veggies from the beginning.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
  • 2 Tb of chili powder
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 2 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp of smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp of chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • salt to taste
  • 1 (28 ounce ) can of tomato puree
  • 1 (28 ounce) can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of vegetarian beans (I use bush's it is in a tangy brown sugar sauce)
  • 1 can of red kidney beans
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

Directions:

Heat oil in a large dutch oven till hot then add your vegetables and spices. Cook until vegetables are softened. Stir in the garlic at the end for 1 minute.

Add your ground beef and cook the beef breaking up the chunks. Cook till beef is no longer pink.

Add your tomato puree, diced tomatoes and both beans. Bring to a simmer.

From here if I am not pressed for time I would transfer the mixture to a crock pot and cook on low for 6 hours. Otherwise I would put your covered dutch oven in a 325 degree oven for a few hours. Enjoy!

 

[recipe title="Beef Chili" servings="6-8" time="2 1/2 hours(crockpot 6hrs)" difficulty="easy"]

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
  • 2 Tb of chili powder
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 2 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp of smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp of chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • salt to taste
  • 1 (28 ounce ) can of tomato puree
  • 1 (28 ounce) can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of vegetarian beans (I use bush's it is in a tangy brown sugar sauce)
  • 1 can of red kidney beans
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

Directions:

Heat oil in a large dutch oven till hot then add your vegetables and spices. Cook until vegetables are softened. Stir in the garlic at the end for 1 minute.

Add your ground beef and cook the beef breaking up the chunks. Cook till beef is no longer pink.

From here if I am not pressed for time I would transfer the mixture to a crock pot and cook on low for 6 hours. Otherwise I would put your covered dutch oven in a 325 degree oven for a few hours. Enjoy!

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