Perfect Chili
 
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 1-to 1 ½ Pound Ground Beef
  • 1 Yellow or White Onion, chopped
  • 1 Green Pepper, chopped
  • 1 Red Pepper, chopped
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • ⅓ cup Chili Powder
  • ¼ cup Cumin
  • 3 teaspoons salt or more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes, do not drain
  • 1 can green chilies, drained
  • 1 can Black Beans, drained & rinsed
  • 2 cans Red Kidney Beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 16oz can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 6oz can Tomato Paste
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon cayenne for more spice (add after tasting)
  • Optional toppings:
  • Fritos, sour cream, cheese, oyster crackers, macaroni noodles
Instructions
  1. Stove top instructions:
  2. In a large stock pot brown ground beef. Add onion, bell peppers, garlic, jalapeno, and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, water, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, beans, chili powder, and cumin, stir until well combined. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 3-4 hours. Make sure that you are stirring the chili every now and then to prevent burning. This is a thicker chili if you want a thinner chili, add more water or beef broth to your desired consistency. Add cayenne for more spice and salt if needed.
  3. Slow Cooker Instructions:
  4. In a skillet brown, the ground beef once browned add the onion, bell peppers, garlic, jalapeno, and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add the beef mixture to the slower cooker along with the salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, water, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, beans, chili powder, and cumin. Stir well and cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or on low for 2-3. I recommend doing the chili on low.
  5. This is a thicker chili if you want a thinner chili, add more water or beef broth to your desired consistency. Add cayenne for more spice and salt if needed.
Recipe by Two Sisters Kitchens at http://twosisterskitchens.com/perfect-chili/