Ready in 45 minutes
This chili with beans and meat recipe is a favorite in our house, and can be seasoned to taste to create a mildly flavored dish or one that is extra hot for those who enjoy some additional spice. As is, this chili is not too spicy but has just enough kick and the ingredients that go into it, give it teriffic depth of flavor.
"What an easy recipe! I made this chili several times since I first joined bigoven.com a year ago, and I only just remembered to leave a review today. It is wonderful. Not too thick, not too thin. My favorite ingredient is using the roma tomatoes I'm growing in my garden. And the aroma of the combined spices when it is cooking uncovered is just incredible. As a single person, I cut the recipe in half and still have at least two servings of leftovers that I can freeze and enjoy whenever I want. Highly recommended."- Analyst01
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Heat oil in a large heavy-bottomed nonreactive saucepot or Dutch oven mediun heat. When oil is shimmering, add the onions, bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, coriander, pepper flakes, oregano, and cayenne. (Dry seasonings are added at the beginning with the onions so the spices release their oils and the vegetables have enough time to absorb all the flavors.) Cook the mixture, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened and lightly colored, about 10 minutes.
Increase heat to medium-high, add half the beef and lightly season with about 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink and just beginning to brown, roughly 4 to 5 minutes. Add remaining beef and lightly season again with about 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, another 4 to 5 minutes.
Add beans, tomatoes and their juices, tomato puree, and about 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Remove lid and continue to simmer for another hour, stirring occasionally, until meat is tender and chili is slightly thickened (if chili begins to stick to bottom of pot, stir in 1/2 cup water and continue to simmer). Taste and, if necessary, adjust seasoning with salt. Remove from heat and serve, or refrigerate, and serve the next day. To serve, ladle into bowls, and top with your favorite condiments.
Makes about 8 to 10 servings.
Cook vegetables and meat as directed above then add cooked meat mixture to a slow cooker; stir in the beans, diced tomates, tomato puree, about 1/2 teaspoon salt, and cook on the high setting for 4 hours.
If you're a fan of spicy food, try using a little more of the crushed red pepper flakes and/or cayenne...or maybe add a couple seeded and diced jalapeno peppers.
The flavor of chili improves with age. So, if possible, make it one to three days in advance and reheat before serving. Leftovers can be frozen for up to a month.
A good bowl of chili is not complete without its condiments. Some good choices for condiments include sour cream, your favorite shredded cheese(s), diced fresh tomatoes, chopped green onions, chopped red onion, diced avocado, chopped cilantro leaves, sliced jalapenos, hot pepper sauce and, of course, Fritos!
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Sembazuru 5 days 1 hours agoBoth the wife and I really enjoyed this recipe. I see it being the basis for me to use (and possibly evolve) for many years to come.
Tmac123 2 weeks agoGreat balance of ingredients. Love the bell peppers!
valturnbull 3 weeks agoVery good. :)
gwendolynfitzgerald-cain 4 weeks ago
mogriff1 1 month agoVery good! I used ground turkey added a hint of white and brown sugars. We ate over rice and topped with shredded cheddar cheese. Will definatley make this again!
TMcR 1 month agoliked the addition of cumin and coriander in this familiar recipe
savannahchase 1 month agoFantastic and easyrecipe to make. I used orange and yellow pepers instead but everything else I did as in the recipie. Put in a little extra chillie powder and red pepper flakes for an extra kick.
kellyjeanbean 1 month agoPerfect recipe, not complicated and I love that it has the spices that I usually like to add separately to any chili. Great recipe for any level of cooking experience too.
17mom 1 month agoBig hit at my house! I did have to cut a little off its kick for the kids.
jo3710 1 month ago
Tatertotter 1 month agoHas to say it's surprisingly bland and the peppers gaved it too much asic. Would not do for again.
jo3710 2 months agoMy tweaks were ground turkey instead of beef, pintos instead of kidney beans, and omitted cayenne and red chilies. It had a nice sweet flavor. Such an awesome base that it tasted great WHILE it was cooking. I can't wait to taste it in a day or two!!! I will definitely make it again
Susan47 2 months agoMy daughter says that I'm a good 'recipe follower'. I rarely make changes to a recipe. This is my Go-To Chili recipe as written...just the right heat for everyone, even my 'put hot sauce on everything' son-in-law.
annabecker14811 2 months agoMade this whn temps were -35?. Everybody loved it and raved about how. Great it was!!
Surfcow 2 months agoExcellent recipe! I made a meatier variation with lean stew meat, beef sausage, lean ground beef and bacon. Also, substituted can of black beans for kidney beans. Very flavorful.
danwblevinator 2 months agoTweaked the spices a little bit, extra tablespoon of chili powder and doubled up on the pepper flakes and cayenne then and added a small can of bushes baked beans. This recipe is delicious.
MammaRaz 2 months agoGreat! I tripled the recipe for a large crowd and it was a huge hit. The only thing I would have changed, is I wish I had made it the day before...to give the flavors time to meld even more.
Tiptop 3 months agoMen like chilli and this made all My men very happy, I did add black beans too.
anton1336 3 months agoAwesome. I add a couple of extra peppers to it.
Jpmck1224 3 months agoThis is deelish! I am doing paleo, so I used grass-fed sirloin, coconut oil, and the rest organic. An outstanding dish!