Beef Chili Two Ways
A bowl of chili on a cold day or a steaming crock pot dinner after you have finished work are so satisfying. The beef chili two ways recipe combines both by giving you a hearty chili in a slow cooker. If you enjoy a classic chili, this version will be the one for you, because it contains ground meat, beans, veggies, and of course, chili powder. The chili powder that is most commonly found at the grocery store contains spices like cumin, chili powder, oregano, and garlic. This spice blend isn’t always very spicy, but you sometimes can purchase different blends of chili powders with hotter peppers. The best crock pot recipes will involve some steps for enhancing the taste of the ingredients. This comfort meal includes the step of cooking the onions and chili powder in a skillet. The process sweetens the onions and gently toasts the spices which allow the oils to leach out, and makes this one of the best chili recipes ever.
Serving Size: Serves 8-10
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2 lbs lean ground meat(beef or turkey)
1 celery stalk, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 (960ml) can tomato sauce
1 (540ml) can kidney beans
1 (540ml) can pinto beans
1 (398ml) can corn niblets
2-3 teaspoons cumin powder
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup water
1 Tablespoon butter
1 medium onion
1-2 diced green or red chili peppers
To your slow cooker, add the ground meat, celery, red bell pepper, tomatoes, tomato sauce, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper and water.
Drain and rinse the beans and the corn and add to the slow cooker.
To save time you can add the final ingredients (onion, chili pepper and butter) into the slow cooker, but if you have an extra 5 minutes, you can enhance the flavor of your chili with the next step.
In a large pan, fry the onions and chili pepper in butter.
Once golden remove from pan and add to the slow cooker.
Turn slow cooker on your desired setting.
In a large pot, brown the ground meat, stirring often until cooked through.
Add the celery, red bell pepper, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper.
Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, and water and simmer for 10 minutes.
Drain and rinse beans and corn and add them to the pot.
In the meanwhile, fry the onions and chili pepper in butter until the onions are golden brown.
Add the fried onion mixture to the chili.
Let cook for another 30 minutes on very low heat.
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Nutrition Facts for: Beef Chili Two Ways From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Ground beef or turkey, celery, red bell pepper, tomatoes, canned tomato sauce, canned kidney beans, canned pinto beans, canned corn niblets, cumin powder, chili powder, black pepper salt, water, butter, onion green or red chili peppers.
* The entire recipe has been calculated to make 8 servings.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet
* Per Serving:Calories 682, Calories from Fat 95, Total Fat 10.6g 16%, Saturated Fat 3.9g 19%, Cholesterol 105mg 35%, Sodium 1348mg 56%, Potassium 2664mg 76%, Carbohydrates 86.4g 29%, Dietary Fiber 21.3g 85%, Sugars 11.2g, Protein 62.2g, Vitamin A 33%, Vitamin C 72%, Calcium 15%,Iron 171%
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