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Easy Chili Recipe

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Easy Chili Recipe

Easy Chili Recipe

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This is one of the best chili recipes I have, and it's one of the easiest, too. Canned tomatoes and salsa give this easy chili recipe a terrific head start.

Serve this chili with cornbread and apple pecan coleslaw.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red pepper, chopped
  • 1 pound beef cubes (such as stewing beef)
  • 1 28 oz. can fire-roasted diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 cups prepared salsa
  • 1 14 oz. can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 14 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin

Preparation:

  1. Heat oil in a 5-quart dutch oven or heavy saucepan.

  2. Add chopped onions and red peppers. Cook, 3-4 minutes until vegetables are softened.

  3. Add beef cubes. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until browned on all sides.

  4. Add remaining ingredients.

  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer 40-45 minutes. Stir occasionally. If chili becomes too thick, add a cup of water at a time until it reaches the desired consistency.

Serves 6 to 8.

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