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The Best Homemade Chili

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time55 mins

Ingredients
 2 ½ lbs ground beef
 2 cups onion, chopped
 2 red bell peppers, chopped
 4 garlic cloves, minced
 3 tbsp chili powder
 1 ½ tsp ground (or dried) oregano
 1 tsp dried basil
 ½ tsp crushed red pepper
 2 tsp cumin
 1 tsp ground black pepper
 2 tsp salt
 2 (28 oz) cans whole tomatoes, coarsely chopped
 2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
 1-2 cans kidney beans
Directions
1

In a large pot or dutch oven, add ground beef over medium heat. Sear until all red disappears, leaving some nice-sized chunks.

When finished, pour off the excess fat.

2

Add onion, pepper, garlic, chili powder, oregano, basil, red pepper, cumin and black pepper.

Stir until well incorporated and veggies are tender, about 5 minutes.

3

Stir in salt, tomatoes, tomato sauce and paste. Mix well.

4

Bring to a boil, then simmer covered for 40 minutes. Add beans.

5

Serve or make ahead (it tastes even better the next day).

Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8