Easy Homemade Chili Recipe
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An easy homemade chili recipe with ground beef, peppers, and kidney beans and topped with sour cream and cheddar cheese. Serve for a weekend meal with buttermilk cornbread.
Recipe type: main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8-12 servings
  • 2 pounds ground hamburger (at least 80-20%)
  • 1 small yellow onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 2 Cayenne peppers, chopped
  • ½ Red or Green Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Habanero pepper, chopped
  • 1-28 ounce can whole tomatoes
  • 1-28 ounce can stewed tomatoes
  • 2-6 ounce cans tomato paste
  • 3-15 ounce cans dark red kidney beans
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Chili Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Oregano
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Assemble all ingredients on your kitchen counter.
  2. Chop the onions, garlic, and all fresh peppers. Place in separate bowls until ready to use.
  3. In a large soup or stock pot brown the hamburger.
  4. Add in the onions, garlic, and all fresh peppers and cook for 2-3 minutes until the onions are tender.
  5. Stir in all tomatoes and tomato paste.
  6. Stir in the kidney beans.
  7. Stir in the chili powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  8. Bring to a boil and then turn back the heat to low and simmer for 60 minutes.
Serve with a dollop of sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese for a hearty fall or winter meal.

Serve this chili with homemade buttermilk corn bread.
Recipe by Vintage Cooking at http://www.vintagecooking.com/homemade-chili-recipe/