Friday, December 11, 2009

PostHeaderIcon Recipe Friday: Chili with Beans

This is a basic chili recipe that we've made in my family for, well, years... it's something of a midwestern staple.
  • 1 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 cans (16 oz.) red beans, drained
  • 3 small cans (8 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

In a large pot, season the ground beef with the chili powder. Brown the meat on medium high heat until most of the pink is gone. Add the onion, peppers and garlic while continuing to cook the meat through.

Reduce heat to medium and add red beans. Stir in the tomato sauce. Let simmer for about 5 minutes, then add the salt.

Reduce heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes or until ready to serve -- stirring occasionally.

Serve with a dollop of sour cream, grated sharp cheddar cheese & your favorite saltines.


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