Fast 2-Alarm Chili

  1. 1 lb medium ground beef
    1 large onion, finely chopped
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    1 tbsp chili powder
    1 tsp leaf oregano
  2. 1 tsp cumin
    1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    1 large green pepper, finely chopped
    1 19oz can tomatoes, including juice
    1 19oz can kidney beans, well-drained
  1. Place ground beef, onion and garlic in large frying pan. Cook uncovered over medium heat, stirring often with a fork, about 10 minutes.
  2. As soon as meat is no longer pink, drain off fat. Sprinkle meat with the seasonings.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and increase heat to medium high. Break up tomatoes with a fork. As soon as the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat to medium low. Boil gently covered, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes to develop the flavors.
  4. Makes 4 servings
  5. Recipe by Vanisa Yuthasastrakdsol

Chili Trivia:

  • Chili is the official state food of Texas
  • Cincinnati Chili was inspired by Greek and Macedonian immigrants around the turn of the 20th century
  • The intensity of heat in the taste of the Chile peppers usually decreases as the size of the pepper increases