Game Day Chili

Game Day Chili

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Serving size: 4-6 large portions

Ingredients
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion - chopped
  • 1 green pepper - chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper - chopped
  • 1 red pepper - chopped
  • 1-2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 3 T chili powder
  • 2 t cumin
  • 1 t cayenne
  • 1 t oregano
  • 1 t paprika
  • ¼ t cinnamon
  • 1 15 oz can chick peas
  • 1 15 oz can chili beans in sauce
  • 1 15 oz can northern beans
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Heat a large saucepan and add 2-3 T olive oil.
  2. Add onions and peppers and saute for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add all the spices and stir well.
  4. Let the spices and vegetables cook for a couple of minutes.
  5. Add the garlic.
  6. Add the beef and brown until there is no more pink showing.
  7. Add the beans. Include the sauce from the chili beans but drain the other two first
  8. Add the crushed tomatoes and stir well.
  9. At this point you can add a little water approx. 1 cup.
  10. Bring to a boil and turn down to low and simmer for at least 30 minutes or longer.
  11. After about 20 minutes you can taste the chili and add more seasoning if you like.
  12. Serve over macaroni or rice or serve alone.
  13. Add toppings of your choice including: shredded cheddar cheese, diced onion or scallions, jalapeno peppers, sour cream, fresh cilantro, hot sauce
Notes
Experiment with different meats, peppers, spices and beans. Some variations I have used are: ground turkey, fresh jalapenos, black beans and hot smoked paprika.