Recipe by RagDoll90
This is a thick & hearty chili recipe for those cold, wintry nights. Adjust the seasoning and heat level to your liking.
Top Review by LifeIsGood
Excellent chili! There was just enough spice and the flavorings were perfect. This makes a nice, thick, hearty chili. I left out the beans and still thought it was a great consistency. This is such an easy chili recipe and it's definitely great tasting. I will make this my "go to" chili. Thanks!
- 2 -3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons chili powder (Mexican, if possible)
- 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- salt (to taste)
- black pepper (to taste)
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground sirloin or 1 1⁄2 lbs ground turkey
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 medium green pepper, diced
- 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, un-drained (use a bit of water to get all juice from the can)
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce (use a bit of water to get all sauce from the can)
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- hot sauce (like Mike's Red Hot or Tabasco, to taste)
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can kidney beans (or any kind of bean you have on-hand, drained and un-rinsed)
- grated cheddar cheese (for garnish)
- tortilla chips (for dipping) (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat EVOO in pot or Dutch oven.
- Mix all the spices together in a small bowl and set aside.
- Add meat with half of the seasonings to pot and brown.
- Add the onions, peppers & garlic, seasoning again with salt & pepper and sauté for 7-10 minutes, or until onions are translucent.
- Add the remaining half of the seasonings to pot, stir to combine.
- Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste and hot sauce.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Add beans and heat through for about 5 minutes.