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Classic Ground Beef Chili
Ingredients
Directions
Ingredients
2 lb
ground chuck
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1 c
diced onions
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1 c
diced green bell peppers
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1
jalapeño, stemmed and minced
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3
garlic cloves, minced
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2 tbsp
ground cumin
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1 tbsp
chili powder
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1 tsp
kosher salt
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0.25 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
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56 oz
canned diced tomato in juice
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1 c
low-sodium tomato juice
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28 oz
canned chili hot beans
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garnishes: lime wedges, sour cream, shredded cheese, cilantro, green onion, avocado, tortilla chips—whatever you like!
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Classic Ground Beef Chili

This is traditional, home-style, ground-beef-and-beans chili—perfect for a crowd. It’s thick, rich, tomatoey, and just-right spicy. (Kick up the heat with an extra jalapeño, if you like.) You can serve this chili straight or pile on the toppings.

8 servings

  1. Combine the ground chuck, onions, bell peppers, jalapeño, and garlic in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook until the beef is browned, breaking up the meat with a spoon. Stir in the cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add the tomatoes (and their juice), and the tomato juice. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and simmer with a vented lid about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in the beans and heat through. Taste and add salt (and extra heat) if needed, and serve.

Recipe by Tara Tuckwiller