Picture this: a chilly winter day, snowflakes gently falling from the sky, and the comforting aroma of simmering chili wafting through the house. For me, this scene brings back memories of my grandmother’s kitchen, where she would whip up a batch of her renowned spicy chili. The recipe had been passed down for generations and was said to have originated during the Great Depression, when resourcefulness was key. Today, I want to share this timeless recipe with you—a tribute to the resilience and creativity of those who came before us.
– 1 lb ground beef
– 1 onion, finely chopped
– 3 cloves of garlic, minced
– 1 green bell pepper, diced
– 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
– 1 can (15 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
– 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
– 2 cups beef broth
– 2 tablespoons chili powder
– 1 tablespoon cumin powder
– 1 teaspoon paprika
– 1 teaspoon dried oregano
– 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
– Salt and pepper, to taste
– Olive oil, for cooking
1. In a large pot, heat some olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground beef and cook until browned and crumbled, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
2. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, and diced green bell pepper to the pot. Stir well and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until the onion becomes translucent and the pepper softens.
3. Pour in the diced tomatoes (juice included) and tomato paste. Stir to combine and let it cook for a couple of minutes to meld the flavors.
4. Now it’s time to add the spices. Sprinkle in the chili powder, cumin powder, paprika, dried oregano, and cayenne pepper. These spices will add depth and boldness to your chili. Stir to evenly distribute the spices.
5. Pour in the beef broth, which will give the chili a rich and savory base. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for at least 30 minutes to an hour, stirring occasionally.
6. Add the kidney beans, drained and rinsed, to the pot. They will provide a hearty texture and a touch of earthiness to balance the spiciness. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste preferences.
7. Allow the chili to simmer for another 30 minutes to let all the flavors meld together and the beans to absorb the delicious sauce.
8. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed. If desired, you can add more cayenne pepper for an extra kick or a pinch of sugar to balance the acidity. The beauty of chili lies in its versatility, so feel free to experiment with additional spices or ingredients to make it your own.
9. Serve your homemade spicy chili in bowls and garnish with your favorite toppings, such as shredded cheese, sour cream, fresh cilantro, or sliced jalapeños. Oh, the possibilities!
Tips and Variations:
– For vegetarian or vegan chili, simply substitute the ground beef with plant-based crumbles or a mix of your favorite vegetables like mushrooms or zucchini. Vegetable broth can also be used instead of beef broth.
– If you prefer a milder chili, reduce the amount of cayenne pepper or omit it entirely. The other spices will still deliver a delightful flavor.
– Leftover chili makes an excellent topping for baked potatoes or as a filling for tacos. Get creative and let your culinary instincts guide you.
Every time I make this spicy chili, I’m reminded of the resilience of my ancestors, who turned a simple dish into a symbol of warmth, comfort, and resourcefulness. I hope this recipe brings you joy, inspires you to explore the world of flavors, and creates memories of your own. Now, gather your loved ones, cozy up by the fire, and savor a bowl of homemade chili that reflects a touch of history.
|Amount Per Serving
|% Daily Value*
|Total Fat 6g
|Saturated Fat 2g
|Trans Fat 0g
|Total Carbohydrate 19g
|Dietary Fiber 4g
|Vitamin A 2%
|Vitamin C 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
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