You need a classic chili recipe like this in your tool kit to fight back against the fall and winter chill! This easy chili recipe can be made in a Dutch oven or slow cooker.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • In a 4-quart Dutch oven cook ground beef, onion, sweet pepper, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender; drain fat. Stir in kidney beans, undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, chili powder, basil, and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. If desired, top each serving with sour cream and/or cheese.


Slow-cooker directions:

In a Dutch oven cook ground beef, onions, green sweet pepper, and garlic as above. Drain fat. In a 4- to 5 -quart slow cooker combine meat mixture, beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, 1/2 cup water, chili powder, basil, and black pepper. Cover and cook on the low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Makes 8 servings (about 10 cups).

Chipotle-Steak Chili:

Prepare Chili as above, except substitute 1 1/2 pounds boneless beef shoulder top blade (flat iron) steak for the ground beef. Cut meat into 3/4-inch pieces. In a Dutch oven brown meat, half at a time, in 1 tablespoon hot cooking oil. Remove meat, reserving drippings in pan. Cook onion, sweet pepper, and garlic in drippings until tender; drain. Return meat to Dutch oven. Stir in 1 to 2 teaspoons chopped chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce. Continue as directed except reduce water to 1/2 cup and simmer, covered, about 1 hour or until meat is tender.

Nutrition Facts

362 calories; 18 g total fat; 7 g saturated fat; 60 mg cholesterol; 702 mg sodium. 32 g carbohydrates; 10 g fiber; 24 g protein; 1020 IU vitamin a; 26 mg vitamin c; 81 mg calcium; 4 mg iron;

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