Mighty Matt's Kick-Butt Chili

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Ground beef, a tomato base, pinto beans, and a variety of spices are combined to make a fiery hot chili that is perfect for a cold winter's day. The key to the heat is in the cayenne pepper so adjust to your individual taste. Double the recipe to make a crowd pleasing addition to your next football watching party. Serve with some shredded Cheddar cheese and fresh chopped onion, if desired.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 2 ½ cups water

  • cup chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons dried Mexican oregano

  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 3 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans, drained

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Stir in the onion and garlic; cook and stir just until you start to smell the garlic, 2-3 minutes. Add the ground beef and cook, stirring frequently, until crumbly and no longer pink, about 5 minutes.

  2. Remove from heat and stir in the tomato sauce, tomatoes, and water. Season with the chili powder, cumin, salt, black pepper, oregano, cayenne, and sugar. Place the mixture over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 1 hour.

  3. Remove the cover and stir in the beans. Replace the cover and continue cooking until fully heated through, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

406 Calories
21g Fat
28g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 406
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 1257mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 9g 30%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 12mg 62%
Calcium 114mg 9%
Iron 6mg 35%
Potassium 831mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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