Friday, May 7, 2021

Classic Beef Chilli

1 onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded or not, finely chopped
2 tablespoons (30 ml) butter
2 lbs (1 kg) ground beef
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons (30 ml) chili powder
1 teaspoon (5 ml) ground cumin
1 can 28 oz (798 ml) diced tomatoes
1 can 19 oz (540 ml) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup (250 ml) regular or strong coffee
1/4 cup (60 ml) beef broth or water
1/4 cup (60 ml) ketchup
3 tablespoons (45 ml) lime juice
1/4 cup (60 ml) chopped fresh cilantro
Salt and pepper

In a large saucepan, brown the onion and pepper in the butter. Add the meat and brown thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper. Add the garlic and spices and cook for 2 minutes while stirring.

Add the remaining ingredients, except for the cilantro, and bring to a boil. Simmer half-covered for 45 minutes or until the chili thickens. Add the cilantro. Adjust the seasoning.

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