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Hugo's Hearty Chili


  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 60 mins (15m prep + 45m cook)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving


local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.In a large pot, cook the ground beef until browned. Drain any excess fat.
  2. 2.Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, and bell pepper to the pot. Cook until the vegetables are softened.
  3. 3.Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, kidney beans, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and bay leaves.
  4. 4.Bring the chili to a simmer and let it cook for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. 5.Remove the bay leaves before serving.
  6. 6.Serve the chili hot with your favorite toppings, such as shredded cheese, sour cream, and chopped green onions.

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor extra heat, add more cayenne pepper or a diced jalapeno pepper.
  • chevron_rightMake a big batch and freeze the leftovers for future meals.
  • chevron_rightServe the chili over rice or with a side of cornbread for a complete meal.