Homemade Beef Chili is a made-from-scratch beef chili recipe with plenty of spice.
A must-have comfort food dish for the winter months.
Watch us make the recipe!
It's that time of year when you just want some warm comfort food. Although we have had a relatively mild winter here in Texas, you can't miss us with a nice warm bowl of chili. It not only keeps you warm but also is very filling.
I love to make recipes like these, especially in the wintertime when I'm a little lazy and feeling like a homebody.
Doesn't wintertime just make you want to stay in bed all day and watch movies? At least that's how I feel when it's time to go to work lol.
As you can see, we made this chili in the Dutch oven. The Dutch oven is a wonderful cooking tool to make great dishes like chili, fried chicken, cook roast, etc. It cooks fast and it holds a lot of food.
For those who love spice, you will really like this recipe. The chili powder and cayenne pepper included in this pot of goodness really gives it a kick.
If you are not into spice simply eliminate the cayenne pepper and perhaps scale back on the chili powder.
Also, the addition of the cumin and oregano gives this chili it a little twist so it doesn't taste like everyone's chili recipe.
We served this chili up with a few saltine crackers and it did not disappoint!
Ingredients needed to make the chili:
- Ground beef
- Yellow onions
- Minced garlic
- Black pepper
- Chili powder
- Cayenne pepper
- Seasoned salt
- Tomato paste
- Kidney beans
I don't suggest using super lean beef for this recipe. The beef we used was 73/27. The fat adds flavor.
You can always drain most of the oil from the beef for adding the other ingredients.
Steps to make the recipe:
Saute the beef and onions until the beef is brown. Remove the beef from the heat and drain the excess oil.
Return the pot to the stove and season the beef with minced garlic, black pepper, chili powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, oregano, seasoned salt, and tomato paste, and stir.
Then add the water to the pot and stir. Simmer for about 10 minutes on medium heat.
Add the kidney beans to the pot and simmer for about 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and enjoy!
You want to brown your meat first and drain any excess oil before adding your other ingredients.
The kidney beans will be added last. You can add them about 15 minutes before turning off the heat.
The beans are already cooked so they just need some time to simmer, soften and soak up the flavors of the other ingredients in the pot. And that's all she wrote!
Hope you all enjoy!
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- 2 pounds of ground beef
- 15.5 oz (can) kidney beans
- 2 medium yellow onions - chopped
- 2 tbsps minced garlic
- 2 tbsps tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 tbsps chili powder
- 3 tbsps granulated sugar
- ½ tablespoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 ½ c water
- Saute the beef and onions until the beef is brown.
- Remove the beef from the heat and drain the excess oil.
- Return the pot to the stove and season the beef with minced garlic, black pepper, chili powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, oregano, seasoned salt, and tomato paste, and stir.
- Then add the water to the pot and stir.
- Simmer for about 10 minutes on medium heat.
- Add the kidney beans and sugar to the pot and simmer for about 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat and enjoy!
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