Simple and Delicious Chili

I made chili this weekend and I had to share it with you.  I’ve made chili a million times, but this one came out especially delicious.  I may have to pause in the writing of this post to go heat some up.  Hang on.  Look at this Simple and Delicious Chili while I go get a bowl:

Most people think Chili is hard to make.  It’s really very easy.  And there are so many different ways of preparing it.  You can sort of add or take away almost anything you like.  This iteration that I made this weekend is slightly different than any chili I’ve ever made in the past.  Which is so fun, because when you try to sit down and write down how you made the chili, it can be a little challenging.  Did I put cinnamon in this time?  How many tablespoons of chili powder are in there?  How long did I let it cook on the stove for?  1 hour?  2? 10?

I’ll do my best to give you all the details on this chili and then you can make it your own!

Simple & Delicious Chili

1 lb Ground Beef

1/2 Medium Onion, chopped

1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped

1 15.5oz Can Goya Black Beans

1 15.5 Can Goya Red Beans

1 28 oz Can Hunts Crushed Tomatoes

1 6 oz. Can Tomato Paste

2-4 T Chili Powder (to taste)

1 T Garlic  Powder

1 T Onion Powder

1 t Ground Cumin

1 t Salt

1 t Black Pepper

  1.  Brown the ground beef  in a pot.  (I use my pasta pot and then I just keep adding the ingredients to that pot).
  2. Add the chopped onions and red bell peppers and cook until softened.
  3. Add the spices.
  4. Add the beans, and tomatoes and tomato paste.
  5. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to low and allow to cook for anywhere from 1-3 hours.
  6. Keep tasting the chili while it is cooking and add more of any of the spices as your taste buds see fit!  Easy on the cumin, though.  Little bits at a time.

And that’s it.  Garnish it with some cheese and sour cream, or don’t.  It really doesn’t need anymore competing flavors.  I want to note on this recipe, I don’t usually put the brands of the ingredients (Hunt’s and Goya, in this case), but I do feel like the Hunt’s products made a difference this time.  So, give those a try and let me know what you think!  Enjoy your chili!


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