Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Easy Chili

If your in the mood for a great chili with a little kick then this recipe is for you. My husband requested I make this recipe after having this chili at the Blue and Gold Banquet. I served it with this cornbread.
Easy Chili
(Printable Version)


1 pound ground beef

1 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper

2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder

1 clove garlic, minced

1 bay leaf

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

4 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeno

chile peppers

1 (29 ounce) can diced tomatoes

1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

1 (16 ounce) can chili beans, undrained

salt and pepper to taste


1. In a large saucepan over medium high heat, combine the ground beef, onion and bell peppers. Saute for about 5 minutes, or until beef is browned. Drain excess fat.

2. Add the chili powder, garlic, bay leaf, cumin, chile peppers, tomatoes, tomato sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Stir in the beans and heat through.

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