Easy Ground Beef Chili

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This time of year a hot bowl of chili goes great on a cold winter night. This chili recipe is simple and doesn’t take hours to prepare. I like chili on the thick side so this recipe fit what I like pretty well.

This recipe has quit a bit of heat but if you like your chili hot just add more chipotle chile in adobo sauce.

Easy Ground Beef Chili
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 can whole peeled tomatoes (28 ounces)
  • 2 cans kidney beans (16 ounce – drained and rinsed)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chile in adobo sauce (diced)
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 cups water
Instructions
  1. Place onion in a food processor and process until finely chopped; set aside in a bowl.
  2. Place 1 can of kidney beans and the can of tomatoes in the food processor and process until mixture is smooth.
  3. Place oil in a Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add the beef, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, and onion. Cook until burger is no longer pink inside and mixture has given up most of its liquid. Add the chili powder, chile in adobo sauce, coriander, garlic powder, cumin, ¾ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper and oregano; cook until fragrant.
  4. Mix in the water and tomato mixture and the other can of kidney beans stirring any dripping off the bottom of the pan. Bring mixture to a bowl, reduce heat to a high simmer, and continue cooking with the cover slightly off set to desired thickness. (for me 20 – 30 minutes was about right. The original recipe says 40 minutes)

Adapted from Cooks Country

Quick Chili Recipe

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Quick Chili Recipe

Here in Upper Michigan the temperatures our just terrible this week. We have single digits for daytime highs that are barely above zero and wind chills going in to the 30-40 below zero range. This put the family in the mood for chili real fast.

There is no doubt that the best way to make chili is by allowing it to simmer for a long period of time; but sometimes, time does not allow for that. This Quick Chili Recipe is pretty basic and seasoned almost perfectly for my taste. I don’t like a lot of heat in my chili and this recipe does not have cayenne pepper as one of the ingredients so it’s pretty mild. If you like your chili on the hot side add some cayenne pepper to taste.

The next time you are in the mood for chili and don’t have the time to spend hours cooking it give this Quick Chili Recipe a try. It’s really good.

Quick Chili Recipe
 
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Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground Cumin
  • 1½ teaspoons Garlic Salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried Oregano Leaves
  • 1 can dark red kidney beans (15 ounces drained)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14½ ounces)
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8 ounces)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 green pepper (chopped-optional)
  • Shredded cheddar for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet brown the burger, and onion, until burger is no longer pink inside. Drain if needed.
  2. In a large kettle or Dutch oven mix together the burger, green pepper, tomatoes, tomato sauce and all the seasoning.
  3. Bring the chili to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes or until the green pepper is tender.
  4. Garnish with Shredded cheddar

 

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