Easy Beef Chili
This easy beef chili has a nice slow heat that warms everyone up. By chili rules it isn’t a traditional recipe. It is always a hit at our cool weather parties.
medium sized, diced
10% fat, ground sirloin or chuck
whole peeled tomatoes
we prefer the San Marzano type
your pick of a stout, porter, or amber
apple cider vinegar
dark red, well rinsed
Add oil and onions to a large pot. Cook until the onions become translucent about 10 minutes.
Move the onions so you have a space at the bottom of the pan. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds until it becomes fragrant.
Add ground chuck and stir until browned, about 10 minutes. Pour off any extra fat.
Add remaining ingredients except for the beans. Cook for 40 minutes.
Optional: Remove from heat. Refrigerate overnight.
Rinse the beans and then add them and warm over medium heat at least 30 minutes before your guests arrive.
Serve with your preference of minced green onions, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, corn bread, and sour dough bread.