Chili Recipe

You’ll need:

  • 2 pounds ground beef or turkey
  • 2 small green peppers, about 2 cups diced
  • 1 small yellow onion, about 1½ cups diced
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 15 ounces of water
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda, optional to cut acidity
  • STEP ONE: In a large dutch oven or large pot, saute the diced peppers and onions until they’re translucent and start to caramelize.
  • STEP TWO: Add in your seasoning, minus the baking soda. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes while stirring continuously.
  • STEP THREE: Add your ground meat and brown until it’s just done. It’s okay if it still has some pink in it before you add the rest of your ingredients because you’re going to continue cooking it.
  • STEP FOUR: Pour in your tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and water.
  • STEP FIVE: Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for about 15 minutes. Add the drained beans.
  • STEP SIX: Stir in the baking soda, if desired. This will cause the sauce to start to bubble up. Keep stirring over medium heat until the bubbles have gone away.
  • STEP SEVEN: Remove from heat and you’re ready to serve.