Smokin' Awesome Chili

Nor M.

By
@Adashofloverecipes

This is the way I have been making my chili for years. It isn't to mild. It isn't to spicy. It is just right! Hope you all love it!!


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Serves:

8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 1/2 - 2 lb
80 % lean ground beef
1 can(s)
28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
2 can(s)
14.5 ounce cans chopped tomatoes
1/3 c
chili sauce
2 Tbsp
canola oil or olive oil
1
large sweet onion chopped
1
green bell pepper chopped
3 clove
garlic chopped fine
2- 4 oz
optional canned green chili's
1
optional chopped jalepeno or 6 slices jarred and chopped jalepeno peppers
15 1/2 oz
can pinto beans rinsed and drained
15 1/2 oz
can kidney beans rinsed and drained
15 1/2 oz
can black beans rinsed and drained
1
bay leaf
3/4 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
roasted cumin powder
1/2 tsp
oregano
3 tsp
chili powder
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper
1
optional : a squirt of ketchup as desired for a little sweetness

GARNISH OPTIONAL TOP OF EACH SERVING

1 c
mexican cheese blend for serving
dollop of sour cream

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In to a large pot pour the crushed tomatoes,and the 2 cans of diced tomatoes. Add the chili sauce,and 3 cans of beans and stir well.
2
Fry hamburger until cooked through. Leave some what chunky. Drain grease from it and add it to the pot. In fry pan add oil. Cook bell pepper,and onion until done and onions are nicely caramelized. Add garlic last and heat for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add to the pot with tomatoes.
3
heat pot to medium high heat. When it starts to boil. Lower heat to low.
Add the green chili's,and Jalapeno pepper to the pot with the herbs,and spices. Stir well to combine. at this time sample sauce. If you want a little sweetness. add small squirt of ketchup. add a little at a time. stir and taste to desired sweetness.
4
Cook on low heat uncovered for 2 hours. Stir from time to time as not to burn the sauce. Sauce will thicken and reduce some as it cooks. Top individual portions with Mexican cheese,or sour cream. and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids