Chili recipe with ground beef, onions peppers, red kidney beans. A fantastic recipe that will make the dullest game or most boring NASCAR race come alive.There is nothing like a hot bowl of chili to warm the coldest winter days. If you like itlike we do you will also break this recipe out during barbecue season and spice up those backyard get togethers.
It is more than just a soup. Chili is more than even a meal. Chili is a way of life for connoisseurs. Traditionalists blend theirs with meat and spices without beans. We eat it both ways but the recipe we have here is with beans. This recipe is a traditional western United States chili recipe. When I say west I don't mean Texas, I mean west of the Rockies. It is not a "hot" chili relatively speaking. It is spicy but it won't make you run for the faucet after the first bite.
We also use ground meat something some people frown at but we like it. You can substitute any cut or type of meat you would like and it will come out fine.
2lbs ground chuck
1 15oz cans of red kidney beans
¼ cup cooking oil
11/2 cups water
8oz can tomato sauce
2 medium onions, chopped
1 medium green pepper chopped
1 glove garlic minced
1 tsp oregano
1 tbs ground cumin
4 tbs chili powder
1 tsp Tabasco sauce
4 jalapeno peppers chopped
1 tsp granulated sugar
In a big frying pan heat oil
Slowly on low heat sauté the onions
In other words cook them in the oil till they are transparent
Ad green peppers cook till soft
Add meat cook till brown
In a separate pot add all remaining ingredients except sugar and cayenne pepper
Cook on low
When meat is brown add mixture to pot
Cook one hour at medium heat test chili and add cayenne to your taste
Cook an additional hour
Serve with grated cheese and chopped onions on top
We hope you enjoy cooking this chili. This is a basic recipe and works well as a base chili recipe if you want to get inventive with different meats, peppers or spices. Have fun with it and if you come across a tweak that you really like feel free to submit it to us and share your chili expertise.
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