Recipe by Kittencal@recipezazz
If you like more heat the add in some dried chili flakes. This is best if prepared a day ahead and chilled, just rewarm before serving. Simmering times are only a guideline you can really simmer this for as long as you desire! Adjust all spices to taste. You can use canned plum tomatoes, chopped in place of the fresh tomatoes
- 4 -6 tablespoons oil
- 2 lbs ground beef (or use 1 pound ground beef and 1 pound ground pork)
- 1 lb sirloin (cut into 1-inch cubes)
- 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons cumin
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 teaspoons dried chili pepper flakes (optional add in for more heat)
- 3 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
- 3 teaspoons sugar
- 3 cups fresh tomatoes, diced
- 2 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped
- 3 cups canned black beans, drained
- 3 cups beef broth
- grated cheddar cheese
- sour cream
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat oil in a heavy large pot over medium-high heat; add in beef cubes; cook, stirring with a wooden spoon until slightly browned on all sides, (about 10 minutes).
- Add in the ground beef, onions, garlic, cumin, chili powder, oregano, salt and cayenne pepper (and dried chili flakes if using); cook for about 10 minutes.
- Add in the water; bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
- Add in the tomato paste, sugar, chopped tomatoes and red bell peppers; cover and simmer for about 1 hour.
- Uncover and simmer over medium heat for about 30 minutes.
- Add in the black beans and beef broth (about 1/2 cup at a time to thin out the sauce to desired consistancy) cook/simmer for another 20 minutes (or more).
- Ladle into bowls and top with grated cheddar cheese or sour cream, or both.