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Featured Recipe: Classic Chili

Classic Chili

  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 cans (28 oz. each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 cans (16 oz. each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • Red tortilla chips, optional
  • 1 cup cheese for top of chili
  1. In a Dutch oven, saute the green pepper, onions and celery in oil until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings. Bring to a boil; reduce heat.
  3. Cover and simmer over low heat for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add the kidney beans. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 more minutes. Serve in bowls with red tortilla chips if desired.
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