Cajun Chili (Roux Based)

Recipe by gailanng
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Make brown roux (careful not to burn) with oil and flour, stirring constantly.
  • Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Saute about 3 minutes.
  • Add ground beef and cook until browned, breaking up chunks.
  • Add tomato paste, chili powder, cumin powder, sugar, salt and cayenne pepper topping with about 1 - 2 cup water, depending on desired consistancy.
  • Stir to combine and simmer half covered for 20 - 25 minutes, stirring occasionally and checking the level of liquid.
  • If adding the optional can red kidney beans, add this 5 to 10 minutes prior to the end of cook time.
  • Top individual servings with cheddar cheese and sprinkle with sliced green onions.
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