Easy Family Chili
Make available a shaker of chili powder and / or dried chilis for those who like their chili spicy.
- 2 lb
- ground beef
- 1 to 2
- medium onions, roughly chopped
- chili powder, salt, pepper
- 28 oz diced tomatoes
- 10 oz. condensed tomato soup, undiluted - not absolutely essential
- 19 oz. dark red kidney beans
- 14 oz. brown beans
How to Make Easy Family Chili
- 11. Over medium heat, brown your meat along with the onions and a little bit of water in a large heavy bottomed pot or dutch oven. Don't break up the meat too much
- 22. When most of the pinkness is gone from the meat, dump in the canned tomatoes, tomato soup, some salt and pepper and a Tablespoon or so of chili powder and give it a stir.
- 33. Drain all the beans and add the liquid to the pot (there may not be very much). The beans themselves will be added later.
- 44. Stir to mix everything together. Stay right there, stirring constantly until the mixture comes to a boil. Immediately turn down heat to medium low, stirring until the mixture is just simmering.
- 55. Now, decide how soon you want to eat! If you're in a hurry, leave the lid off the pot, keep the mixture barely simmering, and stir every 15-20 minutes until it thickens up. This usually takes 45-60 minutes. If there's no rush, it tastes a bit better if you put on the lid, coming by to stir it every 15-20 minutes, again leaving it barely simmering. This method takes 1.5 hours or more.
- 66. When it's almost as thick as you want it, do a taste test and add additional chili powder if needed. Then, add the beans. You'll need to stir every 5-10 minutes after the beans are added so they don't stick to the bottom. In about 20-30 minutes, supper's ready!