Chili is great for all seasons and can be eaten in a lot of different ways. Here's a quick recipe for your basic chili dish. Feel free to customize any way you like.
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- 2 lbs of ground beef (or ground turkey)
- 1 tsp of ground cumin
- 1 tsp of paprika
- ¼ cup of chili powder
- one – 16 oz bottles of chunky salsa (mild, medium, or hot)
- two – 8 oz cans of tomato sauce
- two – 14-16 oz cans of red kidney beans
What To Do
- In a large pot*, brown the ground beef.
- Once the ground beef is cooked, drain the grease.
- Put the pot back on the stove (at high heat) and add cumin, paprika, and cumin powder to the cooked meat. Mix well.
- Add both bottles of salsa, both cans of tomato sauce, and both cans of red kidney beans. Stir.
- Reduce heat to low heat. Let simmer for 1 hour - uncovered, stirring occasionally.
- Serve and eat!
* I use a 6 quart stock pot.
Fix It Up!
- To spruce up your chili, at step 4, add a 16 oz can of sliced mushrooms or a 16 oz can of whole kernel sweet corn (or both).
- For a sweet and savory taste, serve chili with a piece of sweet cornbread.
- Add toppings like shredded cheese, scallions, jalapeno, avocado, or a dallop of sour cream.