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Basic Chili

If you like traditional cooking, you'll love this chili.  My family loves it and rarely do I have any leftovers.  You can use ground chuck or a chuck roast cut into cubes.  I prefer the latter.  Easily serves 6 to 8 people generously.


•  3 Tbsp olive oil 

•  2 cups chopped onions

•  4 cloves garlic, minced 

•  3 lbs chuck roast cut into 1-inch cubes or ground chuck

•  1 (6 oz) can tomato paste

•  2 Tbsp to ¼ cup chili powder (start with 2 Tbsp)

•  1 Tbsp sea salt

•  1 tsp pepper

•  1 tsp ground cumin

•  1 tsp dried oregano

•  1 tsp  thyme

•  2 cans (15 0z) pinto beans, drained and rinsed

•  1 can (15 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 can (28 oz) crushed or diced tomatoes

2 cups beef broth, low sodium if possible

12 oz bottle beer


1.  Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat; add onions a nd garlic; saute just until translucent. Remove from pot; drain.

2.  Add the ground or cubed beef to the pot and brown; remove, drain and return to pot.

3.  Add the tomato paste and the spices; cook while stirring for just a couple of minutes.

4.  Increase heat to medium-high; stir in beans, tomatoes, broth and beer; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low, simmer,        stirring often, about 30 minutes.  Garnish with shredded cheese.


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