Friday, August 28, 2015

Beef & Bean Chili

1 Tbsp oil
1 lb Beef, Ground-lean
2 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 medium onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, diced
28oz can diced tomatoes
15oz can red kidney beans
Salt and black pepper to taste

Heat oil in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium,-high heat.
Add beef, 1 tsp of chili powder, cumin; saute until browned, about 5 minutes.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer meat to plate (I usually don't do this).
Add onion, garlic, and remaining chili powder to the same saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes.
Add tomatoes with juice and strained beans. Cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Uncover, add cooked beef, and cook an additional 5 minutes, until liquid thickens slightly.
Season to taste with salt, pepper, and serve hot.

Makes 4, 1.5-cup servings.