Chili, with or without the meat

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 10
YIELD: 4-5 quarts
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • (For optional chili with meat: Saute ground chuck in a large pot until all pink is gone. Put in a sieve to drain and put aside).
  • In the same pan, saute onion and garlic in the olive oil until onion is soft.
  • Mix in the remaining ingredients except for reserved tomato juice.
  • (If using meat, add it now).
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cook for 45 minutes. It doesn't look like there's enough liquid to come to a boil, but there is more than you think.
  • Add tomato juice, while cooking, if needed. If it gets too watery for you, add some dried bread crumbs. Taste and adjust seasoning to your desire.
  • Serve with sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese.
  • If you can make this a day ahead and reheat it, it's even better.
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