Good and Easy Beef Chili
2 pounds lean ground beef (I used 90%)
1 oz. pkg. of Home Farm Herbery Chili Con Carne Seasoning.
2 small white onions, diced
6 garlic cloves, chopped
3 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped (Look in the International or Mexican food section of the supermarket)
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 can of kidney beans (optional)
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
1 large can crushed tomatoes - no salt added
Cheddar cheese, shredded for garnish - about 2 Tablespoons per serving.
Reduced fat sour cream for garnish - about 2 Tablespoons per
Heat a skillet to medium temperature with 1 tbsp. of olive oil add the ground beef, onions and garlic and 1 oz pkg of Home Farm Herbery Chili Con Carne Seasoning. Cook until beef is browned and cooked through. Add the spice mixture to the meat and continue to cook until all ingredients are combined and heated through.
Add the chipotle peppers, tomato paste and honey to the meat and combine thoroughly.
Transfer the meat to a slow cooker and add the can of tomatoes. You can drain the tomatoes for a thicker chili - but reserve the tomato liquid to add to the chili if it needs liquid during the cooking process.
Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours. Because all of the ingredients are already cooked - you can vary the cooking time as needed. The longer it cooks, the better the flavors - but it could certainly be ready in just a few hours if you are in a hurry.
Garnish with 1 Tablespoons each of the sour cream and cheese.
Serves: 6 servings
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