How to Make Chili

Learn how to make chili—a really good chili—and you've got a recipe that will give you dinners, tailgaiting parties, and potluck dishes all year round.

-Hey everyone! I'm Judith with recipe.com. And today, I'm gonna be showing you how to make chili, a beautiful stew to spice up any party. So what you are gonna need for this is 1 pound of ground beef. We have 1 can of tomato sauce, which is 15 ounces. We have 1 can of 14-1/2-ounce can of diced tomatoes. We have 1 can of kidney beans, 15 ounces, undrained. We have 2 to 3 teaspoons of chili powder. I've got about 2-1/2 in them. We have a quarter cup of chopped onions, 1 sweet greed red pepper which we have chopped into small pieces. We have 4 cloves of garlic, which we've minced; half a teaspoon of dried basil; half a teaspoon of salt; and a quarter teaspoon of ground black pepper. So, first thing's first. Put again our large saucepan on to a medium heat and we're gonna put it our ground beef, our onions, our garlic, and our lovely colorful green pepper. So that's all gonna go in there and we're gonna let that cook until the beef gets nice and brown. So our beef is browned nicely here and now it's time to add in the rest of our ingredient. So, let us put in our tomato sauce in here. In that goes. The diced tomatoes too. Now, we've left all the sauce from the can in there too as well as the kidney beans. They're going in there. Now, if you don't have kidney beans, you can also use pinto beans. They work great too. I mean, there's so many variations to chili to be honest. A lot of people add, you know, different herbs, spices, a little bit more spiced than herbed and all that, so you can really just play with it as you like. So, we'll add in the dried basil, the salt, and the pepper. And of course, let us not forget our chili powder. So if you like it really spicy, you can add more, but we've got about 2-1/2 here as I said. 2-1/2 teaspoons. That's going in there. We'll give it a nice mix. Oh and all those colors and flavors just look great. Alright, so now we're gonna simmer that for 20 minutes with our lid on. Well, our chili is done and thank goodness 'coz I cant wait to try this. It smells great and it looks even better. Let me give that a good stir. Wow! All those flavors are coming out. Lovely, colorful, nice, and thick. We'll put that in our bowl and this is perfect. You serve that maybe with a bit of sour cream. A little bit of cheese on top works well too. You can serve it with rice, with corn bread, with crackers, on a hotdog, you know. Your world's your oyster, but that is how you make chili. Well, thanks for watching everyone. For more great recipes and savings, go to recipe.com.
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