Hello! If there is one thing I love during the fall/winter season it is chili! Nothing beats a hot bowl of chili with a slice of sour dough bread.
Today I wanted to bring you a basic chili recipe. This is quick and easy and can always be adjusted based on your desires. To see the winning chili Jay and I made click here!
This recipe does use canned food. You can always adjust this with fresh ingredients!
- 2 lbs ground beef (grass-fed)
- 2 lbs Ground pork (organic)
- 2 cans black beans
- 2 cans kidney bean
- 2 cans roasted tomatoes
- 1 oz can tomato paste
- 1 onion diced
- 2-3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 TBS cumin
- 2 TBS chili powder
- 1/2 TBS cinnamon
- 1 TBS salt
- 2 TBS olive oil
In a large pot add 2 TBS olive oil and diced onions. Cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until onions become translucent. Then add garlic. Cook for another 2 minutes.
Once onions and garlic are beginning to cook down add in your pork and ground beef. Cook until the meat is mostly cooked. A little pink is fine.
When meat is almost done add in kidney beans, black beans, tomatoes, tomato paste, and spices. Turn the temperature to low and leave for 30-45 minutes.
Optional: when your meat is done cooking, add protein and the rest of the ingredients into a crock pot and turn on low for a couple of hours. Chili is best when it has time to sit.
Serve hot with some great bread or a salad.
Great add ins for Chili:
- Bell peppers
- Different types of beans
- Variety of spices: oregano, cayenne (a little goes a long way), brown sugar
- Beer (yes!) Click here for how we used it