Chili is so delicious. It can be easily changed up to impress your family and friends. If you love spice, add lots of it! If you’re vegetarians, leave out the meat and add more beans and veggies! If you think there’s another ingredient that will make it taste like heaven, add it! Make this yours. Consider this recipe a great starting point, and improve upon it, as your imagination and taste buds see fit.
- 1 28 oz. can tomato puree
- 2-3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
- 1 lb. hamburger (or other meat of your choice)
- 3 cans beans (any combination you like, black/kidney/pinto/other), drained and rinsed
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2-4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1-2 cups corn kernels
- 2 bell peppers, any color/s, chopped
- 1 oz. chili powder
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1-2 teaspoons hot sauce
- 2 tsp. oregano
- 2 tbsp Organic Cocoa Dutch Process
- 1-2 bay leaves
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a dutch oven or large oven-safe pot, over medium heat, sauté onions until soft, add garlic, and stir for a minute. Add hamburger, turn heat up to medium high, and brown. Add veggies, spices, and tomato puree. Add stock a cup at a time, til it looks right to you. If you like it saucier, add a little more.
- If you prefer a crock pot: you can transfer to your crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours, or high for 4.
- If you prefer a dutch oven: simmer on the stove for 1-2 hours, or in the oven on 275 degrees for 1-2 hours.
- Serve in bowls, over rice, with cornbread, or alone, topped with whatever you like, cheese, diced onions, sour cream, avocado, chopped cilantro, or more hot sauce.