Serve this hearty ground beef and black bean chili with cornbread or crackers. This is a great everyday family meal your family will ask for again and again. Use a slow cooker or cook it on the stovetop.
Did you know that chili freezes well? Consider making a double batch. Freeze half for a future meal.
- 1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin or extra lean ground beef
- 1 large sweet onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 2 large cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small can (4 ounces) chopped mild green chile peppers
- 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ancho chile powder or more chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon leaf oregano
- Dash chipotle chile powder, optional
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- In a large deep skillet or Dutch oven, brown the ground beef.
- Add onion and bell pepper and saute until onion is tender. Add remaining ingredients.
- Simmer over low heat for about 1 to 2 hours, or transfer to the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours.
- Serve with cornbread or crackers.
Tips and Variations
- Lighten the chili by using ground turkey or chicken instead of the beef. Add some beef bouillon or base to give it some beef flavor.
- Freeze chili in single-serve portions for lunches or quick meals.
- Garnish Ideas - Garnish chili with sour cream and chopped cilantro, onions, or green onions. Or crumble tortilla chips over servings. Shredded cheddar or a Mexican blend makes a great garnish as well. Or put optional garnishes in bowls and let your family and friends add what they like.
- Use leftover chili to top hot dogs, or use it as a filling for omelets or burritos.
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||11 g|
|Saturated Fat||4 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||4 g|
|Dietary Fiber||13 g|