Game Day Chili

I wrote about gluten free  snacks for the big game that is coming up in one short week, but I wanted to add one more gluten free option.  And what goes better with football than chili?  This is my own chili recipe and it has a secret ingredient!  Except, I’m going to tell you what the secret ingredient is so, I guess it’s not secret, just special.  I should add before you dive in, this is not a “quick” recipe.  It’s going to take like 20 minutes to prepare and then another 1-2 hours of cooking time.

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Ingredients:

1 lb ground beef (I used 90% lean)

1 small onion

1 green pepper

4 cloves garlic

1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes

1 15 oz can of tomato sauce

1 19 oz can of kidney beans

1 15 oz can black beans

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1 T chili powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon (special ingredient alert!)

3 T Olive Oil

Preparation:

1.  In a large pot, heat olive oil on medium/low heat

2.  Chop onion, pepper, parsley and garlic and add to the olive oil.  Cook on medium low, stir occasionally until onions become translucent.

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3.  Add salt, pepper, chili powder and cinnamon.

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4.  Turn up the heat on the pan to medium/high and add the ground beef.  Stir often to break up the meat.

5.  Rinse and add the black beans and the kidney beans.

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6.  Add the tomato sauce and the diced tomatoes

7.  Stir together and allow to come to a boil and then lower heat to low.  Allow to cook for 1-2 hours on low heat.

I feel weird saying this about something that I made up myself, but this is SOOOO good. It’s not hot, but it’s smoky and I don’t know how to describe what the cinnamon does, but it’s good.  And, if you have your own super game day chili recipe, try adding a pinch of cinnamon to it next time!

 

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