I love a good hearty chili! Especially on a cool fall day and even more so on a wintery day here in Minnesota! I came across this recipe and after laughing for quite some time decided I must give it a try! I gave it a few tweaks and love it so! The green beans are an addition I've never had in chili, but they give it a wonderful depth of flavor. FYI: as the title states, it is a wee bit spicy, so my kids didn't quite enjoy as much as the adults did.
Wee Bit Spicy Chili
1 Tsp Basil Leaves
1 Tbsp Onion Powder
3 Tsp Chili Powder
2 Tsp Ground Cumin
2 Tsp Ground Cayenne Red Pepper
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
2 Tsp Sugar
2 Tbsp Flour
1 - 29 oz Can Tomato Sauce
1 - 15 oz Can Tomato Sauce
1 - 14.5 oz Can Petite Diced Tomatoes
1 - 15 oz Can Light Red Kidney Beans, drained
1 - 15 oz Can White Beans, drained
1 - 14.5 oz Can Cut Green Beans, drained
1 - 14.5 oz Can Corn, drained
2 lbs Ground Beef
1/2 of a Sweet Onion (ie: vidalia), chopped
1/2 of a Green Pepper, chopped
3 Cloves of Garlic, minced
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
In small bowl, mix together basil, onion powder, chili powder, cumin, cayenne red pepper powder, garlic powder, sugar, and flour to make seasoning. In large pot, dump sauces, tomatoes, beans, and corn - set aside. In skillet, brown hamburger with onion and garlic. Add green pepper to hamburger when about 1/2 done and finish browning. Drain hamburger mixture. Add hamburger mixture to pot with tomatoes and beans. Stir in brown sugar and about 1/2 a beer to pot and bring to a boil (enjoy the other 1/2 of the beer). Once at a boil, cover and turn down to simmer. Allow to simmer for as long as you've got - remembering to stir occasionally.
Serve with freshly shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, saltines, or whatever is your favorite with chili!