Catherine Cappiello Pappas


This is a delicious classic chili that can make a lot of fun leftover meals!


★★★★★ 2 votes

5 Min
55 Min


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    2 lbs. ground beef
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    29 oz. can red beans – drained
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    28 oz. can tomatoes
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    1 jalapeño – chopped with seeds
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    1 onion – chopped
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    4 cloves garlic – chopped
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    4 stalks celery – chopped
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    1 cup chicken broth
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    ¼ c. vinegar plus 1 tablespoon sugar
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    olive oil
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    1 tsp. salt
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    ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
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    ½ tsp. black pepper
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    1 tsp. dried oregano
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    1 tsp. ground cumin
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    1 tsp. paprika
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    1 tsp. garlic powder

How to Make Chili


  1. Heat a medium size frying pan to cook the ground beef; set aside when cooked and drain the fat.

    Heat a saucepan (preferably cast iron) with two tablespoons of olive oil. Add the jalapeño, onion, garlic and celery and sauté on low heat. Mix the seasonings in a small bowl and add to the onion mixture while sautéing.

    When the onion is transparent add the chicken broth, tomatoes, beans and cooked ground beef. Cook with a slight lid on the pot; not covered all the way.

    Continue to simmer on low for about 40 – 45 minutes. At this point mix the vinegar and sugar and add to the chili.

    Simmer on low for another 15 minutes or so.

    Serve with rice or macaroni.

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About Chili

Course/Dish: Beef
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #meat, #ground

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