Everyday Meals

Easy Chili I

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 ½ tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1bay leaf
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeno chile peppers
  • 1 (29 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (16 ounce) can chili beans, undrained
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    In a large saucepan over medium high heat, combine the ground beef, onion and bell peppers. Saute for about 5 minutes, or until beef is browned. Drain excess fat.

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  • Step 2

    Add the chili powder, garlic, bay leaf, cumin, chile peppers, tomatoes, tomato sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Stir in the beans and heat through.

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