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Chili Recipe with Ground Beef


Chili Recipe

Chili Recipe

Stephanie Gallagher
This chili recipe is made with ground beef, several kinds of chili peppers and beans. Although this recipe calls for fresh tomatoes (which make it taste great), if tomatoes aren't in season, you can used canned tomatoes. You can use a lean or extra lean (93% or 96%) ground beef for this recipe (there's plenty of moisture and flavor in the chili itself -- no need to add extra fat to give it that flavor).

Serve topped with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and diced onions. Add a side of cornbread and you've got a great meal.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 8 servings, chili


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1-1/2 lbs. lean or extra lean ground beef (preferably grass-fed beef)
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 3 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 6 plum or roma tomatoes, seeded and diced or 2 14 oz. cans diced tomatoes
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 3 Tbsp. ancho chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 14 oz. can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1arge handful fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)


  1. Heat oil in a dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add diced onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions start to brown, 8-10 minutes.

  2. Add ground beef, peppers, celery and garlic. Cook, stirring, until beef is browned.

  3. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, apple cider, chili powder, cumin, sugar, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 1 hour.

  4. Add beans. Cook chili, uncovered, another 30-45 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings.

  5. Stir in chopped cilantro just before serving chili.

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