1/4teaspooncayenne pepperoptional and adjust to taste
Start by browning two pounds of ground beef. After 3-4 minutes add one large onion chopped. Add minced or crushed garlic near the end of browning. About 8 minutes total. Drain and add to large crock pot (5 qt plus).
Rinse and drain two cans light kidney beans.
Chop one green pepper.
Add two 14 oz cans diced tomatoes, one 6 oz can tomato paste, 1 cup water, 6 tablespoons chili powder, two teaspoon cumin, one teaspoon oregano, one teaspoon salt (to taste), 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional and adjust to taste).
Cook on low for 8 hours.
Precook the ground beef and throw the chopped onion in with it.
Rinsing the beans will decrease the sodium load.
Add salt to taste only.
This is a thick chili. Add more water or a can of beef broth if you like your chili more like a soup.
Serving size is about 1 1/2 cups.
An easy recipe to cut in half. Use the serving adjustment just below the ingredients. Cooking time will remain the same.
A full recipe uses a larger crock pot (5 qt plus). A half recipe will fit in 2.5 qt minimum.
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