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Chili Recipe

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This recipe for Chili, by , is from The Chapman Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Brad Kaufman
Added: Monday, May 30, 2005


2T olive oil or butter
3lbs ground beef
1 can (6oz) tomato paste
4c water
2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
1 green pepper, cored, seeded, and coarsely chopped
2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
3T ground red chile
1T dried oregano ( preferably mexican)
1/2tsp dried basil
1T ground cumin
1 or 2 cans red beans with liquid
salt and pepper to taste

Heat the oil or butter in a heavy 4-quart pot or medium heat. Add the meat to the pot. Break up any lumps with a fork and cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is browned.
Stir in the remaining ingedients, Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer, uncovered, for 2-3 hours. Stir occasionally and add more water as needed. Tast and adjust seasoning.

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