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Beef chili in 4 easy steps

May 21, 2012 by admin in Food, Homepage Slider

Beef chili in 4 easy steps

This easy to make chili can be served as a meal or as a tortilla chip dip.  Sugar in the commercial pasta sauce used in this recipe adds taste and convenience, whereas cinnamon brings out the tasty caramel flavor.

2 carrots, peeled and cubed
1 medium onion, diced
4 stalks of celery, cut
2 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 lb lean ground beef
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce
1 1/2 cups water

1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
ground red chili pepper to taste
cilantro, chopped

Preparation method

Step 1
Heat olive oil in a skillet
Add diced carrots, onions, and celery and sauté until brown

Step 2
While the vegetables are cooking, drain black beans and wash in a colander under running water
Place beans in the bottom of a large cooking pot and mash about half of them with a potato masher
Add cooked vegetables to the pot.

Step 3
Add ground beef to the same skillet and brown until the meat is dry

Step 4
Add cooked ground meet to the cooking pot
Add pasta sauce, water, salt, pepper, cilantro
Cover and cook on medium heat setting for 30-40 minutes stirring occasionally

Chili can be served with steamed rice, cheese and sour cream, or as a dip with your favorite tacos.