Sirloin and Black Bean Chili

Enro Gay


This is a batch of chili I put together with ingredients I had on hand. It's a little on the spicy side, but that's the way I like it!

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About 6


15 Min


6 Hr


Stove Top


1 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
1 Tbsp
canola oil
1 large
1 large
green bell pepper
celery stalks
3 large
cloves garlic
fresh jalapenos
1 1/2 lb
ground sirloin
28 oz
can petite diced tomatoes in juice
6 oz
can tomato paste
15 oz
can beef broth
1 tsp
coarse salt
1/2 tsp
fresh ground pepper
2 tsp
ground cumin
3 Tbsp
dark chili powder
3 can(s)
black beans, 15 ounce

Directions Step-By-Step

Put butter and canola oil in a chili pot or large Dutch oven over medium heat until hot.
While butter and oil are heating, chop the onion, green pepper and celery in regular dice. Finely dice the garlic and jalapeno; add all the diced vegetables, except the garlic, to the hot pan and saute until softened, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic the last minute or so of cooking.

TIP: The seeds and ribs inside the jalapenos contain most of the heat; remove all or part of them to suit your personal taste.
Crumble the ground sirloin over the vegetables, chop and stir until no longer pink.

NOTE: The ground sirloin I used had been made at home from whole sirloins we purchased on sale and was very lean. If using store-packaged ground sirloin or other ground meat, you may want to brown the meat in a separate pan so that you can drain excess oil, then add to the softened vegetables.
Add the petite-diced tomatoes, tomato paste and beef broth; stir to mix thoroughly. Add the salt, ground pepper, cumin and chili powder, stirring to combine.
Drain and rinse the black beans then add to the chili mixture. Stir once more and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer over low for about 5 or 6 hours.

TIP: The chili will be "done" much sooner than that, but like all sauces and stews, the flavors only improve with extended cooking times.
After chili has cooked for a bit, taste and adjust seasonings to your personal taste. Serve with fresh, buttered cornbread.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern
Hashtags: #hearty, #Stews, #simmered