Sunday Night Chili

Sunday Night Chili

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Hands-On Time 20 Mins
Total Time 1 Hour 5 Mins
Yield Serves 8
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped, plus more for serving
  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 28-ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 15.5-ounce cans kidney beans, rinsed
  • cut-up avocado and sour cream, for serving

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat the oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion, bell peppers, garlic, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and black pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 12 to 15 minutes.

Step 2

Add the beef, increase heat to medium-high, and cook, breaking up the beef with a spoon, until no longer pink, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the tomato paste, chili powder, and cumin and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Add the tomatoes (with their juices), beans, ½ cup water, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon black pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve with the avocado, onion, and sour cream.

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