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The Best Classic Chili Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kristina Dickey

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion (diced)
1 pound lean ground beef
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoons salt
teaspoon ground black pepper
teaspoon ground cayenne pepper - optional
1 cups beef broth
1 (15 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
1 (16 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

Directions:
Directions:
1. Add the olive oil to large soup pot and place it over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add the onion. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Add the ground beef to the pot. Break it apart with a wooden spoon. Cook for 6-7 minutes, until the beef is browned, stirring occasionally.

3. Add the chili powder, cumin, sugar, tomato paste, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and optional cayenne. Stir until well combined.

4. Add the broth, diced tomatoes (with juice), drained beans, and tomato sauce. Stir well.

5. Bring the liquid to a low boil. Then, reduce the heat (low to medium-low) to gently simmer the chili, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

6. Remove the pot from the heat. Let the chili cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
25 minutes

 

 

 

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