Flavorful chili- recipe

How to Make a Flavorful Chili

I want to introduce you to my favorite chili recipe. This is more than the classic chili recipe. This chili is packed with flavor and it’s the perfect food for the season. It’s balanced with the right amount of meat, beans, vegetables, and spices. Now that the weather calls for comfort food, this pot of chili will definitely hit the spot!

Chili- Recipe

Chili the perfect Recipe for the super bowl!

I have to tell you, I’ve been so happy making this recipe. I’ve been eating chili for days and to be honest, I’m not tired of it. For a couple of days now I haven’t had to think of what to eat. I just grab my bowl of hot chili, add some sour cream, cheese, avocado, and Yum! I will definitely recommend this chili as a dish to serve during the Super Bowl party. Just grab a serving and game on! ground beef chili-recipe-by-asimpletweak

These are the ingredients you’ll need to make this chili:

    • Ground beef
    • Black beans
    • Lentils
    • Red beans
    • Butternut squash
    • Garlic
    • Chili powder
    • Cumin
    • Black pepper
    • Salt
    • Onions
    • Green pepper
    • Red peppers
    • Jalapenos

How to make this chili recipe:

Step #1: Dice the carrots, garlic, onion, jalapeno, celery, butternut squash, green and red peppers. Another important first step is to put the lentils in water for a few minutes if you are using uncooked. make sure to remove all excess water before adding to the chili. This step is not necessary if using lentils from a can.

Ingredients-for-chili-recipe

Step #2: Then, add oil into a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and let it cook for about a minute

cooking-ground-beef

stir-the-ground-beef

Step#3: Move the meat to the side of the pot and add garlic to cook it for a minute. Then, add onions and spices.

add onion and the-spices-to-the-ground-beef

Step #4: Make sure to stir and combine all those ingredients into the ground beef. Stir until the meat is completely brown.

Step #5: Next, add peppers, celery, jalapeno and stir to combine.

add-the-peppers,-celery-and-jalapeno-to-the-ground-beef

showing-ground-beef-for-chili

Step#6: Then, add beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce and keep stirring to prevent the meat from sticking to the bottom. This will create layers of flavor in the dish.

add-the-beans,-tomatoes-and-tomato-paste

add-the-beans,-tomatoes-and-tomato-paste and stir

Step #7: Now add the carrots and lentils and keep stirring. You can definitely add the ingredients all at once, but I like to add them one at a time so that each ingredient could absorb the flavor

add-carrots

add-lentils

Step #8: Next, add water and a bay leaf. Wait until it comes to a boil and then add the butternut squash.

add-some-water

add-bay-leave

add-the-butternut-squash-

Step #9: Cover the pot and let it cook for about 30 to 40  minutes over medium-low heat. Stir occasionally. if the mixture starts to dry off add water as needed. Then, with a fork check for doneness of the butternut squash. Remove the bay leaf.

cover-the-pot-of-chili

 

with-a-fork-check-doneness-of-butternut-squash

remove-bay-leaf

Step#10: Now its time to turn off the stove and let the chili rest for about 10 minutes before serving!

serving-chili

Topping ideas:

 ground beef Chili Recipe

  • Shredded Cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Chives
  • Green onions
  • Jalapenos
  • Avocado
  • Chips

Below you will find an easily printable recipe card. Please, feel free to leave any comments and/or suggestions. I would be delighted to hear from you all.

Until the next one…

Love E.S. asimpletweak

Flavorful chili- recipe

How to Make a Flavorful Chili

I want to introduce you to my favorite chili recipe. This is more than the classic chili recipe. This chili is packed with flavor and it’s the perfect food for the season. It’s balanced with the right amount of meat, beans, vegetables, and spices. Now that the weather calls for comfort food, this pot of chili will definitely hit the spot!.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexico
Keyword: comfort food
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 418kcal

Ingredients

These are the ingredients you’ll need to make this chili:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt I use kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup green pepper
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 can black beans
  • 1/2 can red beans
  • 1/3 cup lentils uncooked
  • 1 cup butternut squash diced
  • 1/2 cup red peppers
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper (optional)
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon oil (I use avocado oil)

Instructions

How to make this chili recipe:

  • Dice the carrots, garlic, onion, jalapeno, celery, butternut squash, green and red peppers. Another important first step is to put the lentils in water for a few minutes if you are using uncooked. not necessary if using lentils from a can.
  • Then, add oil into a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and let it cook for about a minute
  • Move the meat to the side of the pot and add garlic to cook it for a minute. Then, add onions and spices.
  • Make sure to stir and combine all those ingredients into the ground beef. Stir until the meat is completely brown. About 3 minutes.
  • Next, add peppers, celery, jalapeno and stir to combine.
  • Then, add beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce and keep stirring to prevent the meat from sticking to the bottom. This will create layers of flavor in the dish.
  • Now add the carrots and lentils and keep stirring. You can definitely add the ingredients all at once, but I like to add them one at a time so that each ingredient could absorb the flavor
  • Next, add water and a bay leaf. Wait until it comes to a boil and then add the butternut squash.
  • Cover the pot and let it cook for about 20 to 30 minutes. Stir occasionally. Then, with a fork check for doneness of the butternut squash. Remove the bay leaf.
  • Let the chili rest for about 10 minutes and serve!

Notes

Topping ideas:
 
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Chives
  • Green onions
  • Jalapenos
  • Avocado
  • Chips

Nutrition

Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1318mg | Potassium: 837mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3665IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 5mg

*Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.

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