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My Fave: Chili!

December 18, 2011

There are many different types of chili out there in the world. There are many things that I cook… some not so well and some well. One of the things that I make a great version of is my chili…. It is a thick and hearty chili that is great on a cool night and freezes perfectly! I also keep most of the ingredients on hand, so I usually only have to run out and buy the ground beef!

Yummy chili


  • 2 ½ pounds of lean ground beef
  • 1 white or yellow onion
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • 1  fresh jalapeño, diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Little less than 1 TBSP cumin powder
  • 1 tsp tabasco sauce
  • 1 ¾ to 2 TBSP chili powder
  • 2 TBSP sugar
  • 1 TBSP   oregano
  • 5 oz of tomato paste
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • ¾ to almost all 32oz of beef broth
  • 16 oz black beans (canned, if you use bagged, add in time to soak beans)



1)      Sauté and onion and garlic in large skillet. Add beef and brown… drain fat juice as needed.

2)      In large cooking pot or dutch oven, mix in jalapeño, salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper, cumin powder, tobacco sauce, chili powder, sugar and oregano. Mix together and then toss cooked ground beef in to pot and mix evenly. Cook over medium for seven minutes

3)      Stir in tomato paste to mixture. Add in beef broth quickly to prevent paste from burning.

4)      Simmer on low for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

5)      Drain and rinse beans  and tomatoes. Add into pot.

6)      Bring chili to boil, then reduce to low

7)      Simmer until ready to eat!

I recommend serving with shredded cheese and lots of sour cream. Even better with a side of corn bread and a yummy salad!


Browning the Beef

One Comment leave one →
  1. December 18, 2011 10:49 pm

    That sounds YUMMY!

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