Chilly Day Ground Beef Chili

Chilly Day Ground Beef Chili
Serves 4
Thirty + years in development, this chili recipe has been given the seal of approval by hundreds of family member, friends, and fellow workers. Even if you have your own chili recipe, this one is worth a try.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb. Grassroots Farm Grass-fed ground beef
  2. 1 T. olive oil or butter
  3. 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  4. 2 c. chopped yellow onion
  5. 1 c. chopped sweet pepper (any color or variety)
  6. up to 1/4 c. chopped, deseeded hot pepper (jalepeno or Anaheim... you be the judge on quantity)
  7. 3 T. dark roast chili powder
  8. 1 t. Mexican oregano (do not substitute regular oregano, it's not the same)
  9. 1 t. ground cumin
  10. 2 15 oz. cans beans (any combination of black, red, light or dark kidney, pinto, or garbanzo)
  11. 32 oz. Grassroots Farm Tomato puree (OK to substitute with 28 oz. can San Marzano tomatoes plus 4 oz. tomato sauce)
  12. 1/4 t. sugar
  13. 1/4 t. cider vinegar
  14. Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. In a 5 qt. Dutch oven, brown beef until crumbly. Remove meat from pot and drain any fat. Do not wash the pot, however. Add olive oil or butter to the pot and the onions, peppers, and garlic. Sautee until soft. Sprinkle the vegetables with the rest of the seasonings, toasting the spices in the oil until very fragrant. Add the beef back to the pot. Then put in the tomato puree, beans, including juice, sugar and vinegar.
  2. Stir until ingredients are mixed well. Cover and gently simmer 1 hour. Check occasionally and stir to prevent scorching. Taste for salt and adjust seasonings if necessary.
Notes
  1. This recipe can easily be adapted for a crock pot. A word of caution, however... do not over cook in the crock pot, as the beef loses its texture and the beans split open to form a thick gravy. 3 - 4 hours on High is plenty.
  2. If chili becomes too thick, thin with beer to desired consistency.
  3. Serve with shredded cheese, tortillas, tortilla chips, sour cream, chopped black olives, additional fresh chopped tomatoes and sweet peppers, or a poached egg!
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