30-Minute Chili

TYPE : Mexican
Stew
YIELD : 8 servings
CALORIES : 425 kcal
PREP TIME : 10 mins
COOK TIME : 20 mins
TOTAL TIME : 30 mins

INGREDIENTS :

  • 5 oz (140 g) bacon, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green or red bell pepper, diced
  • 2-4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 lbs (1 kg) ground beef
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cans (800 g) crushed or diced tomatoes (or use about 10 fresh tomatoes)
  • 3 cans (1200 g) beans, washed and strained (I use black, kidney and cannellini beans)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup (2.5 dl) chopped cilantro (optional but delicious)

INSTRUCTIONS :

  • Sauté bacon until rendered, then add onion, garlic, pepper, meat and spices and cook until softened a slightly browned.
  • Add tomatoes, beans and sugar, and simmer for 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Add cilantro and serve with a dollop of sour cream and shredded cheese on top.

NOTES :

Chili goes well with a lot of things, including cornbread, biscuits and tortilla chips, or on top of French fries, hamburgers and hot dogs.

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