Friday, February 22, 2013

Chili with Ground Beef and Beans

Happy Friday! This week seemed to last forever. But now it is almost done. Eight hours of work and then the weekend.

I am not a huge fan of chili. In fact until we made it for dinner the other night, I don't think that I have eaten chili for over a year. However sometime around the Super Bowl I started getting some chili cravings. I think it was all of the posts I was reading.

It was clearly destiny to have chili in my future.  I don't really have a chili recipe. Add meat, beans and tomatoes and there you go.  Del Monte was on sale at the grocery story so this one is made up of seasoned diced tomatoes.  The flavor came out excellent.

We had this as chili the first go around and then used the leftovers as a nacho topping.  Those were some of the best nachos we have made in a long time. 

Chili with Ground Beef and Beans

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Keywords: saute soup/stew winter
Ingredients (serves 8)
  • 1Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 fresh jalapeno, sliced
  • 3/4 LB ground beef (lean)
  • 1 can Red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can Del Monte® Chili Style Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 can Del Monte® Diced Tomatoes with Zesty Mild Green Chilies
  • 1 can Del Monte® Petite Diced Tomatoes with Zesty Jalapenos
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper
In a large, soup pot or dutch oven, add 1 Tbsp of olive oil and heat on medium high. Once the pan is warm add onion, green pepper, and garlic. Cook until just soft.

Add ground beef and cook for about 5 minutes or until the meat turns brown. Stir as the meat is cooking to break up the into small pieces.

Add diced tomatoes including juices, fresh jalapeno slices and red kidney beans. Simmer for about 10 minutes.

Stir until all ingredients are well combined and then add the tomato paste. You can add more or less depending on how thick you like the chili. Continue to simmer for 5-10 minutes.

Add chili powder, salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with sour cream, plain yogurt, or shredded cheese.
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  1. Looks like a nice thick and hearty chili. Chili is always good for cold weather. :) Have a great weekend. ~ Ramona :)

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  3. You did soup today, hubby would rather have yours than pea soup, but he will eat peas :) Love a classic chili!

  4. I like chili, but my husband doesn't really care for it. I love how hearty and thick this is!

  5. Sometimes a bowl of hot chili with cornbread on a chilly day is just perfect. And with lots of beans, it's quite healthy.

  6. mmm i love a good homemade chili during the cold dreary winter months. :)


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