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beef chili

Beef Chili

Comforting, hearty, rich, and full flavored, this beef chili is the ultimate cold weather meal. And it only takes about 30 minutes to make! 

Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 1 large red onion chopped
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes 15 oz.
  • 1 can kidney beans drained (15 oz)
  • 1 can black beans drained (15 oz)

Chili Seasoning

  • 2.5 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1.5 tablespoons dried oregeno
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2-3 teaspooons salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • pinch red chili flakes optional

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together your chili seasoning spices and set aside. 

    In a dutch oven, on medium heat, heat up olive oil. 

    Brown the ground beef then remove to a bowl, reserving a couple tablespoons of the grease and all the brown bits.

    Chop up the onion, garlic, and green pepper. Saute the red onion until translucent and beginning to caramelize. Then add in the green pepper. Cook another two minutes before adding garlic.

    After a minute of cooking, add seasoning. Add tomato paste to coat then Worcestershire. Add can of tomatoes. Pour in beef broth.

    Cover and reduce to medium low heat. Simmer for 20 minutes.

    Carefully remove lid to add drained beans then return lid. Cook for 15 minutes more. 

    Then garnish with sour cream and cheese and cooked bacon pieces, and more red onion, if desired. Or top with anything else you love on beef chili!