Chili is an all time favorite dish that’s not only easy to make, but also won’t break the budget. This flavorful recipe is fantastic on it’s own with all of your favorite chili toppings or on nachos, and of course, chili cheese hot dogs.
Heat a large pot and add 1 tablespoons of vegetable oil then the beef. Cook the beef until cooked through.
Push the meat aside and add the onion and sauté until it just begins to soften, then mix until combined with the beef.
Next add the garlic and all of the spices and salt and mix into the beef mixture.
Now add the rinsed beans and the bell pepper and again mix until well combined.
Then pour in the tomato puree/sauce and mix until well combined. If you used whole tomatoes break them up with a spoon as you mix in.
Now pour in the beef broth and stir until well combined. Over medium heat, bring the chili to a soft boil, then turn the heat down to low and simmer for 45 minutes.
After 45 minutes the chili will have thickened up and be ready for serving. Taste it and adjust any of the seasoning as desired. If adding more seasoning then allow to simmer another 10 minutes under low heat to let the flavors combine well. Serve as desired!
NOTES & TIPS:
* You can use white, brown or even red onion. All work well and each will lend a slightly different flavor to the chili.
** If you’d like to use home cooked beans the equivalent would be about one and three quarter cups of beans. Additionally you could use only black beans, or only pinto beans or only red beans, or a combination of any two or three if desired.
Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.