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
Heat olive oil in a skillet
Add diced carrots, onions, and celery and sauté until brown
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.
Add ground beef to the same skillet and brown until the meat is dry
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.