We eat chili all year long. It’s yummy, it’s easy, and with all the add in possibilities it’s versatile. The first time I ever made chili though, I had no idea what I was doing. I used burger, canned tomatoes, beans, and chili powder. It was awful and salt didn’t fix it. Fast forward 10 years and just this weekend I was asked for my chili recipe. I have a chili recipe? I didn’t, but since I was planning to make it tonight for supper I decided to measure my spices. Now I have a chili recipe and I’m sharing it with you.
Delicious Chili Recipe
1 Large Yellow Onion, Diced
1.5 lbs. Ground Beef
Salt & Pepper, to taste
In a large pot, over medium heat, cook the onion, beef, salt, and pepper until beef is cooked through and onions are translucent. Drain and add back to pot.
Turn heat to low and cover the beef mixture with the following spices:
2 TB. Chili Powder ½ Tsp. Garlic Powder
2 ½ Tsp. Cumin ½ Tsp. Crushed Oregano
2 Tsp. Paprika ¼ Tsp. Cayenne Pepper
1 Tsp. Onion Powder
Stir the spices to coat meat and heat spices for about 30 seconds.
1 (6 oz.) can of Tomato Paste, stir to heat through.
Last add the following:
2 (15 oz.) cans of kidney beans (drained and rinsed) I used 1 can of dark and 1 can of light
1 (28 oz.) can Diced Tomatoes
24 oz. Water
Stir. Bring mixture to a gentle boil, turn heat to very low, and let simmer for at least 1 hour.
Add-in Ideas: Shredded Cheddar, Salsa, Jalapenos, Sour Cream, Peanut Butter, Crackers, Cornbread, Corn Chips. Enjoy.