Who doesn't love a warm, yummy bowl of #Chili during the Fall and Winter months. It is one of my favorite comfort foods on a cold night. I love this recipe because you can make a huge pot for the family and freeze what you don't use for later! I also use it for #ChiliCheeseFries #ChiliDogs #ChiliTacos too. I'm all about making a large #onepotmeal that can be remixed into other dishes throughout the week.
This is a very simple meal that everyone should know. Normally, people simple add ground beef, a can of beans, diced tomatoes and the chili seasoning mix. They're usually done in 20 minutes. That's great when you're in a rush but I love slow simmered food on Sundays so that my home smells amazing all day; the food also taste so much better to me as it has a long time for all the ingredients to marry together.
1 large onion (diced)
1 large green bell pepper
2 garlic cloves
1 can of black beans (15oz)
1 can of red kidney beans (15oz)
1 can of whole corn kernels 15oz)
1 can of crushed tomatoes (28oz)
1 can of diced tomatoes (28oz)
1lb ground beef or Turkey
1 bottle or can of beer
2 packs of McCormick Chili Seasoning Mix
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon of smoked paprika
Cook Time: 1.5 hours
In a Dutch Oven, drizzle about 1 tablespoon or enough to cover the bottom. Sauté the onion, garlic, green bell pepper until translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Move them to the side and add the ground beef ( or turkey, etc.).
Cook this on medium heat until the ground protein is cooked through. [I stir the protein separately, while the veggies stay on the side.]
Drain the excess oil and then mix together.
Once this mixture has been drained very well, it's stirred together before adding the chili season mix packs. For me, I like for the seasoning to coat the base before moving on to the next ingredients. This can be sauteed for 2-3 minutes to give the seasoning a chance to stick to the base.
While everything is in the pot getting happy, I drain the beans and corn so that I can immediately add them and keep the pace up.
The beans and corn are then folded into the mixture.
Stir in the diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes and beer, or water.
Cover and simmer for at least one hour. I usually let mine go for about 1 hour and 30 minutes or so. Especially on a Sunday or a cold and rainy day.
After everyone falls in love and gets married, it looks like one big happy family! I can be topped with all your favorite topping: sour cream shredded cheese, scallions or whatever you like.