Now that it is getting chilly out, there is nothing I like to do better than make a big pot of chili. It is the perfect food for a cold night. There are millions of ways to make chili. I know some like it with beans, some without beans. Others make chili with beef chuck cut into cubes and some make it with ground beef. I have tried many chili recipes and this is one I go back to over and over again. It is simple, quick and delicious!
Can I tell you a secret? It is REALLY hard to get a good photo of chili….shredded cheese on the other hand seems to be quite easy.
Black Bean Chili
Recipe ~ Serves 8
2 pounds of ground beef – 90% lean
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and Pepper
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 medium onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons chili powder, divided
2 tablespoons cumin, divided
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups beef broth
1 – 14 1/2 ounce diced tomatoes
1 – 8 ounce can tomato sauce
2 – 15 ounce cans black beans
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
chopped green onion
shredded cheddar cheese
In a large dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add ground beef, diced onions and minced garlic. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until beef is no longer pink. Add 2 tablespoons chili powder and 1 tablespoon cumin. Cook stirring constantly for about 5 minutes. Stir in broth, Worcestershire sauce, diced tomato, tomato sauce, black beans and the rest of the chili powder and cumin. Add the cayenne pepper and chopped cilantro. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for 30 minutes. Serve in individual bowls topped with sour cream, chopped green onion and shredded cheddar cheese.