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Perfect Chili Recipe

10 m
1 h 0 m
Ready in:
1 h 10 m
Classic chili recipe: This copycat chili is made with beef, beans, and topped with Cheddar cheese.
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Servings: 6
Extra-virgin olive oil 
2 tbsps
Medium onion
1, chopped
Green bell pepper
1, chopped
2 stalks, chopped
Tomato paste 
1 tbsp
Ground beef 
1 1/2 lb
Kosher salt 
to taste
Ground black pepper 
to taste
Crushed tomatoes 
1 (28-oz.) can
Chili powder 
3 tbsp
Ground cumin 
2 tsp
Garlic powder 
1 tsp
Kidney beans 
1 (15-oz.) can (with liquid)
Pinto beans 
1 (15-oz.) can (with liquid)
Cheddar cheese
shredded, for serving
Green onions 
sliced, for serving
  1. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium. Add chopped onion, bell pepper, and celery. Cook for 5 minutes, or until softened. Then, add tomato paste. Stir for 2 minutes. Add beef. Stirring, cook for 6 minutes, until no longer pink. Drain fat. 
  2. Then, add chili, ground cumin, and garlic powder. Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste. Add tomatoes. Add kidney beans and pinto beans. Stir. 
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce to low. Allow to simmer for 40 minutes, or until the liquid is slightly reduced. Before serving, top with cheese and onions. Enjoy your Copycat Chili! 
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