Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Just got finished making my first chili of the year and it was delicious!!!!!!

Yield: 4-6 Servings

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 yellow onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can diced tomatoes, no salt added
1 can pinto beans, rinsed
1 can refried beans
1 c. beef stock or broth
2 T. tomato paste
2 T. brown sugar
Cumin To Taste
Chili Powder TT
Paprika TT
Salt TT
Pepper TT
Tapatio or other hot sauce TT

In large saute pan or dutch oven, brown the beef over med. high heat. When no longer pink add onions and bell peppers and saute until tender, about 3-4 min. add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, pinto and refried beans and tomato paste and bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer and add all spices. The reason I have them all as To Taste is because I don't really measure them I just keep adding until it tastes just right! If you aren't very confident in the kitchen, i'd say start off with a small handfull of each. Remember you can always add but you can't take away. Simmer for about 20 min and chili is nice and thick. Don't forget to check seasoning.
Garnish with shredded cheddar and green onions. Goes great with Tortilla chips or cornbread.
You could also do this in a slow cooker. After browning meat just throw everything in the crock pot.