INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground lean beef
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, cored, deveined and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, cored, deveined and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped, or 1 tablespoon, dried
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3 cups canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups beef broth, fresh or canned
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 15-ounce cans of red kidney beans, drained
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream (optional)
  • Sliced lime for garnish (optional)
  • ADD more salt or pepper according to taste

 

DIRECTIONS: 

  1. Heat the oil over high heat in a large heavy pot and add the lean ground beef. Cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes, chopping down and stirring with the side of a heavy kitchen spoon to break up any lumps.
  2. Add the onions, garlic, sweet pepper, celery, jalapeno pepper, oregano, bay leaves, chili powder and cumin. Stir to blend well. Cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes, beef broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.
  4. Add the drained beans and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes longer. Serve in bowls with cheddar cheese, and sour cream, green onions, and lime wedges.

 

 

You can serve the chili with a hotdog.

 

It’s delicious with some crackers to dip. Add some cheese and sour cream!!!