Hearty and Healthy Chili
I am not a chili lover, but this chili is outstanding. It is the most hearty, chunky and flavorful chili I’ve ever had. The slow cooking makes the flavors really come together.
6 oz. chorizo or hot Italian sausage
2 cups chopped onion
1 chopped green bell pepper
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
1 jalepeno, chopped
2 T chili powder
5 T brown sugar
1 T ground cumin
1 can tomato paste
4 T dried oregano
pepper and salt to taste
3 bay leaves
1 cup beef broth
1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes with their juice
1 15 oz. can kidney beans (or red beans)
Special Equipment: Le Creuset Dutch Oven
Heat a little oil in the bottom of stock pot and cook onions, peppers, garlic and meat (sausage and ground meat) until meat is lightly browned. Add spices, sugar and tomato paste and continue to cook a few minutes while stirring. Add the tomatoes, beans and broth. Simmer for 60 minutes on low heat.
If you like, top with grated chedder cheese, sour cream and/or chopped red onion.
Like this post? Subscribe to my RSS feed and get loads more!