Monday, October 3, 2011

Basic Chili

1 - pd. ground beef

1 - chopped yellow onion

3 - 16 oz.  light red kidney beans rinsed and drained

1 - 4 oz. can of tomato paste

1 - 16 oz of diced tomatoes

2 - heaping tablespoons of chili powder

Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

In a large pot  put the ground beef and the chopped onion and cook until  meat is brown and add the chill powder, stir well. Then add the tomatoes ( do not drain the tomatoes)  red pepper flakes and the beans. Add about 3 cans of water and then add the tomato paste stir until tomato paste is mixed in well. Bring to a boil and turn down to simmer, put a lid on and simmer for about 30 min.

- If the chili is too thick for your taste add more water a little at a time
- If you would like  your chili to be more spicy add more chili powder a little at  time, because you can get too much.
-  Most people use tomato sauce, I prefer tomato paste because it makes the chili sweet and thick
- Always rinse and drain canned beans, it removes, fat, salt and gas : )

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