Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs
This is my version of chili. Scott was my husband from OH and after being together so many years he only wanted this to be hot! I hope you like it. This can be made as mild or hot as you like depending on the chili powder you use. I use a lot of cumin in this recipe. Sometimes I add more than the 2 tablespoons stated here and this is the only time I really use cumin. There are so many versions of chili out there, I hope you enjoy mine.
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 1⁄2 cups onions (coarsely chopped)
- 3 -5 tablespoons garlic (I use 5)
- 1⁄2 cup green bell pepper (chopped)
- 1⁄2 cup jalapeno (chopped)
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground beef
- 2 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 1⁄2 tablespoon oregano (crushed)
- 2 tablespoons ground cayenne pepper
- 1⁄4 cup chili powder (can use mild, med.= or hot)
- 1⁄4 cup chili powder, this is optional and added during simmering (can use mild, med. or hot) (optional)
- 2 cups crushed tomatoes
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 12 ounces beer
- 1⁄2 cup water
- chopped onion
- shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- sour cream
- Heat oil in heavy saucepan.
- Add onions, green pepper, jalapeños and garlic and sauté until onions are translucent.
- Add ground beef to the pot and cook until meat is evenly browned.
- Add the cumin, oregano, 1/4 cup chili powder, 2 tablespoons chili powder, ground cayenne, salt and mix well.
- Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, beer and water.
- Bring to boil, turn down heat and simmer covered.
- After 1 hour of simmering taste and add more chili powder if you want.
- Simmer for 1 hour more.
- Serve topped with chopped onions, cheddar cheese and sour cream if you like.
- Corn bread on the side.
I made this using 1 lb. gr. beef, fresh peppers, jalapenos from the garden. I only had 1 t. cayenne, and 2 T. chili powder, but turned out great for us.
Yikes, this is a spicy chili. It was a little too much for my taste. I will definitely be making it again, but with half the amounts of garlic, cumin, and cayenne. Also, I think the water is not necessary...I would recommend only adding it if it gets too thick when simmering. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
This is very good chili. I cannot handle hot so I did not add jalapenos or cayenne pepper. I only had 1/2 of 1 onion and only 1 tsp of cumin left in my house. I really liked the beer flavor combined wih the other spices. Made for Pick A Chef Fall 2008.