Everybody Loves Chili
There’s just something about the combination of seasonings in this recipe that everyone loves. Serve it over a baked potato for a change of pace! Top it off with shredded cheese and sour cream.
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 lbs. lean ground beef
1 c. diced yellow onion
1 clove garlic, finely minced
2 (14.5-oz.) cans zesty chili-style tomatoes
1 Tbsp. tomato paste
1/2 c. water
2 Tbsp. chili powder
2 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. paprika
2 tsp. cocoa powder
1 tsp. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
3 (15-oz.) cans mixed chili beans
1. In a large soup pot heat olive oil. Add onion and sauté 3 minutes, then add garlic and sauté 1 minute longer. Add beef and cook stirring occasionally until beef has browned. Drain if needed.
2. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, 1/2 cup water, chili powder, cumin, paprika, cocoa powder, sugar, salt and pepper. Stir in chili beans. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Apron Strings Tips: Simmer up to an hour longer or let it simmer in a slow cooker on low for up to 4 hours to deepen flavor.