Karen’s Easy Red Chili
2 lbs. lean ground chuck
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. onion powder
3 tsp. sea salt
2 tsp. ground black pepper
3 Tbsp. ground cumin
3 Tbsp. chili powder
6 oz can tomato paste
(3) 6 oz. cans of water
16 oz. can of mild seasoned chili beans (undrained)
10 oz. can of mild diced tomatoes with green chilies or Rotel (undrained)
Unsalted crackers or baked tortilla chips (optional)
Pour olive oil a large pan and brown lean ground chuck with, 2 tsp. of sea salt and 1 tsp. black pepper, 1-1/2 Tbsp. cumin and 1-1/2 Tbsp. chili powder. Stir constantly browning meat thoroughly. Do not drain meat.
Stir in chili beans, Rotel and tomato paste, plus (3) 6 oz. cans of water and the remainder 1-1/2 Tbsp. each of chili power and cumin and 1 tsp. sea salt and 1 tsp. pepper.
Let simmer on low heat, stirring every 15-20 mins, for 45 – 60 minutes.
Serving Suggestion: Serve in soup dishes with (optional) crackers or baked tortilla chips or as a topping for your favorite cooked light hot dogs!
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