Chili

Beef Chili
2.5 pounds ground beef
1 15 oz can white beans, drained and rinsed
2 28 oz can tomato sauce
1/2 cup of room temperature water
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 large red pepper, chopped
1 cup chopped carrots
¼ cup chile powder
¼ cup paprika
3 tablespoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon of each S&P

Get the leanest beef you can find - 2.5 lbs.

Get the leanest beef you can find – 2.5 lbs.

In a large stock pot, on medium heat, brown the ground beef breaking it up with a spoon. Once browned drain fat off (with the leaner meats there is less to drain).

Brown meat over medium heat.  Breaking down the beef with a spoon until into finer pieces

Brown meat over medium heat. Breaking down the beef with a spoon until into finer pieces

Beef almost browned

Beef almost browned

Return to the heat, add onions and garlic, heat until the aromas fill the air and the color of the onions are translucent.

Garlic and Onions

Garlic and Onions

Then add in carrots.

Beef Chili

Adding in the carrots

Two cans of no salt kitchen ready tomatoes

Two cans of no salt kitchen ready tomatoes

Add in tomatoes and water. Stir to mix well. Reduce heat to a medium low and simmer for 20 minutes.

beef chili

After mixing in the tomatoes

Then add in s&p, chili powder, cumin and peppers. Let simmer for 20 minutes.

1/4 cup of chili powder

1/4 cup of chili powder

Adding in cumin

Adding in cumin

Red Peppers- we like to use these to add a sweeter taste

Red Peppers- we like to use these to add a sweeter taste

Beef Chili

Adding in the chopped red pepper

Adding in white beans. you can use any type of pinto bean; white is a fun alternative

Adding in white beans. you can use any type of pinto bean; white is a fun alternative

Then add in beans. Turn down the heat to low.

Let chili simmer for an hour, stirring to make sure it’s not sticking to the bottom. At this point the temperature should be lowered enough to just simmer, not be bubbling all over.

 

DONE!

DONE!

 

And it’s done!

I love to serve it piping hot with colby jack cheese shredded on top, then a few pieces of chopped scallion and a salty avocado/tomato mash. Then eat it with tortilla chips. YUM!

Super easy, right?

 

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