Homemade chili

Seasoning Mix

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Cooking Instructions

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  1. Cook and stir ground beef, chopped onion, garlic and green bell peppers in a pot over medium heat until crumbly and browned, 5 to 8 minutes.
    2. I used 1 lb beef, half of red onion, 1 garlic clove, 1/2 of a green bell pepper.
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3.  Add a pinch of the chili seasoning mix over the beef, onion, garlic and bell          peppers.

4. I love to add a 1/2 cup of beef broth to the pot for more flavor and to make it slurpy.

5. Let all of this cook for about 5 mins then add 1 16 oz can of pinto beans, 1 16 oz can of black beans, 1 16 oz can of kidney beans and 1 16 oz can of  tomato sauce, and chili seasoning into the pot.

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6. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are slightly tender and chili is heated through. (15 to 20 minutes)

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Top it off with cheese, sour cream and Frito chips or whatever suits you.

  Enjoy this wonderful homemade chili  it’s one of my favorites!

 

 

 

 

 

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