Classic Chili
  • Cooking Time: 25 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • Preparation Time: 5 mins
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 lb 90% lean ground beef
  • 2 and 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper* optional
  • 1 and 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 (15 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 (16 oz) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  1. Add the olive oil to a large soup pot and place it over medium-high heat for two mins. Add the onion. Good for 5 mins, stirring occasionally
  2. Add the ground beef to the pot. Break it apart with a wooden spoon. Cook for 6-7 mins, until the beef is browned, stirring occasionally
  3. Add the chili powder, cumin, sugar, tomato paste, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and optional cayenne. Stir until well combined
  4. Add the broth, diced tomatoes (with their juice), drained beans, and tomato sauce. Stir well
  5. Bring the liquid to a low boil. Then, reduce the heat (low to medium-low) to gently simmer the chili, uncovered, for 20-25 mins, stirring occasionally
  6. Remove the pot from the heat. Let the chili rest for 5-10 mins before serving
This is a hearty soup that everyone in my family enjoys on a cold winter day.