Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins
I was looking for something easy to throw together and grabbed items from my kitchen and just went to work. This is an easy recipe and you can easily omit ingredients or substitute others. It's really good and has quite a kick to it.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground beef
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 pinch thyme
- 2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans (preferably with jalapenos)
- 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 (16 ounce) jar salsa
- 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes or 1 (10 ounce) can green chilies
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can beef consomme (with gelatin)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano leaves
- 1⁄2 teaspoon liquid smoke
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or 1 tablespoon canola oil or 1 tablespoon peanut oil
- 3 tablespoons chopped onions
- 1 tablespoon browning sauce or 1 tablespoon seasoning
- Break beef into big chunks.
- Heat oil in pot, put in beef.
- Brown the beef, breaking it up continuously.
- Season with browning/seasoning sauce.
- Add onions.
- Then add tomatoes and salsa, bring to a boil.
- Add pinto beans, again bringing it to a boil.
- Add beef consomme, bringing it to a boil again.
- Add worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, tobasco sauce.
- Then add dry ingredients left: oregano, thyme, garlic salt, cayenne pepper, cumin and brown sugar.
- Bring to a boil one more time, then put heat on low, cover, and let simmer until ready to serve. (At this point the chili is done, simmering it keeps it ready to serve).
- (Note: Bringing it to a boil, basically just wait until bubbles arise from sides of pan).