Beef Chili



1 medium white onion, diced

5 garlic cloves, minced

5 tablespoons olive oil

1-1/4 pound lean ground beef

1/8 cup chili powder

1 tablespoon cumin

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon cinammon

1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

2 14-1/2 ounce cans dark red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)

2 14-1/2 ounce cans diced tomatoes

2 14=1/2 ounce cans tomato sauce


  1. In s small bowl, mix together chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper, cinammon, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and dark brown sugar.
  2. Heat olive oil in Dutch oven.
  3. Add onions and seasonings to oil and cook for 7 minutes, until onions start to soften.
  4. Add minced garlic, stir, and cook for 20 seconds.
  5. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink (7-10 minutes), breaking meat up.
  6. Add drained and rinsed kidney beans and stir.
  7. Add diced tomatoes and tomato sauce as well as 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.
  8. Combine well and bring to a simmer. Place lid on pot and let simmer for 45 minutes on medium-low.


Until next time, Kris