Karen’s Family Favorite Chili
Deep, rich layers of flavor define this bowl of red. Full of spice with just a hint of heat. Enough to satisfy those who seek “heat,” and really make those of us who love spice but not “heat,” happy. This recipe goes together quickly but a nice long simmer is needed to bring it all together.
Servings Prep Time
6Servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time
60Minutes
Servings Prep Time
6Servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time
60Minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Prepare the Onion, Garlic, Green and Jalapeno Peppers and set aside
  2. In a large kettle, brown the Ground Beef. Drain off any fat, then add the Onions, Garlic and Peppers. Let that simmer about 5 minutes until the vegetables are wilted. Stir it a few times.
  3. Stir in the spices. Salt, Pepper, Cumin, Cocoa Powder and Chili Powder until well combined.
  4. Drain and Rinse the Kidney Beans then add them to the Kettle.
  5. Stir in the diced Tomatoes and the 2 Cups of Water.
  6. Bring it all to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer and let the Chili cook for at least 1 Hour. ( up to 1-1/2 hours). Stir the pot several times to prevent the Chili from sticking and burning. Stir in that Tablespoon of Honey and simmer another minute or 2.
  7. That’s it friends. That is one Kettle of flavor filled Family Friendly Chili! Serve with your favorite toppings. I like shredded Cheddar Cheese. Sparky likes it “loaded” with Cheese, Onions and Sour Cream. AND…there is nothing wrong with a Cast Iron Skillet of piping hot Cornbread to go with it!

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