Sunday, January 11, 2009

Chili, No Beans

Here is a quick and easy chili recipe that does not use beans. My family is pretty picky and prefers not to have beans in their chili. This recipe is one that we have developed that we enjoy. My family likes to really kick the chili up with the hotsauce and even hot you can decide what you prefer. The recipe below is basic. My family adds more flavor to theirs.

CHILI, No Beans

1 pound ground beef
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
2 8oz. cans tomato sauce
32 oz water
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
4 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

Prepare your ingredients. Chop one large onion into moderately small pieces. Next, mince the garlic clove and put both to the side to be combined with the added ingredients later. Crumble one pound of ground beef into a stock pot over medium-high heat. Next add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the pot, stirring the ingredients until the beef is browned. Using a strainer, drain the excess grease and pour the ingredients back into the pot. Season the chili by adding the designated amount of chili powder, oregano, cumin and hotsauce. Stir in the vinegar, tomato sauce, water and Worcestershire then bring to a boil. Immediately reduce to low heat and let simmer for one hour. Make sure to stir occasionally to avoid burning on the bottom.

(You can use a couple Tbsp. cornstarch mixed with a couple tablespoon's of cold water, then added to the pot of chili to thicken the chili. You can do this to get the desired thickness that you want. By using this method and not adding to hot chili, you will avoid clumping of the cornstarch).

1 comment:

Sandy said...

Thank you for the onion soup and no beans chili recipes....I have to try these. My husband won't eat any beans ever!