1-1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef or turkey
2 large chopped onions
1 large green pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans kidney, black, and/or pinto beans, rinsed and drained
2 cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 15-oz can tomato sauce
1 cup water
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp dried basil, crushed
1/2 tsp black pepper
In a 4-qt pot cook ground beef (or turkey), onions, pepper, and garlic until meat is browned.. Drain fat.
Add tomatoes, tomato sauce,
Beans (I used 1 can each black beans and kidney beans),
And crushed dried basil.
Stir. Bring to boiling, then reduce heat to a simmer.
Cover. Cook for 20 minutes.
This is the basic chili recipe I always use. It’s nice and chunky, which I love, and it’s easy to change up by using different (or no) meat, changing up the beans, and adding different spices to it. I also like to top my bowl with some sour cream, shredded cheese, and crackers.