Who doesn’t love a good chili recipe?!
When the air is crisp and football is on, I grab everything to make my favorite chili for the weekend. Chili is a great recipe to have fun with. The best part of chili is you can really customize it however your family likes.
I got about this far with photos and was so entranced with the smell of onions… Just kidding, my toddler was screaming.
My husband and I are typically traditional with our recipe. This week I left out the cayenne pepper because I didn’t want it too spicy for Oliver. He had so much fun taking tortilla chips and dipping in to his bowl!
I made my chili in under an hour and let it simmer for about 45 minutes. I usually like to let it simmer for 2 hours. It was even better for leftovers the next day!
- 2 lbs. Ground Beef OR 1 lb beef & 1 lb turkey
- 1 yellow onion
- 2 cans Great Northern Beans (drained)
- 2 cans Kidney Beans (drained)
- 3 tbsp Olive Oil
- 4 cloves Garlic
- Salt & Pepper
- 1 tbsp Ground Cumin
- 3 tbsp Chili Powder
- (Cayenne Pepper is optional - I did not add)
- 2 - 29oz cans of Tomato Sauce
- 2 - 14.5 oz cans of Diced Tomatoes
- 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
- Dash of Oregano
- Heat olive oil in pot and add the 2 lbs of ground beef. Season with salt and pepper and cook until beef is browned.
- Remove and drain, set aside.
- Chop onion and garlic and add to pan with a splash of olive oil. Sauté until onions are translucent (and smell delicious!)
- Remove from heat and add 1 tbsp Cumin, 3 tbsp chili powder (add cayenne pepper for a kick)
- Stir and coat the onions.
- Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, beans (drained), cocoa powder, oregano and your beef.
- Mix well and let simmer for 1-2 hours.
- Once you serve in to bowl, add some cheese and enjoy!