Fresh Tomato Beef and Black Bean Chili

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

If possible try to make this a day ahead and refrigerate, the flavors intensify strongly overnight --- ladle this in bowls and top with cheddar cheese

Top Review by lisalamott

This recipe is excellent. I usually make this in the winter so fresh tomatos in Indiana are not worth buying so I use canned.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large heavy pot.
  2. Add in ground beef; cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the cubed sirloin, crushed red pepper flakes and fresh garlic and brown about 5 minutes.
  4. Add in 2 cups beer or water; bring to a boil.
  5. Add in cumin, ancho chili or chili powder, oregano, salt and cayenne pepper; reduce the heat, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  6. Add in tomato paste and sugar; simmer for 5-6 minutes.
  7. Add in chopped tomatoes, onions and green peppers; simmer for about 50-60.
  8. Add in drained black beans, beef broth, starting with 2 cups adding in more to thin to desired consistancy; simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.

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