My mother-in-law, Brenda, makes this AMAZING chili. A few years ago, after much begging, we finally convinced her to share the recipe. Our tradition is that we make it on the day of the first snowfall of the year. It is sooo delicious, we are often found making it just as soon as the thermometer drops below 60! Serve it with sweet cornbread! Check out my other posts for the cornbread and kahlua recipes!
1-2 T EVOO
1 large onion chopped
3-4 garlic cloves diced
2# ground beef
1 red bell pepper chopped
1 large can of crushed tomatoes
1 small can of tomato paste
1 t dried marjoram
1 t ground oregano
2 t cumin
3 T chili powder
salt to taste (1 t is probably good)
1 t cayenne — or more if you like it HOT!
1 can chili beans with the sauce (we like it hot)
1/2 c kahlua
Sweat the onions in the oil in a stew pot for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, bell pepper, chili powder, hot pepper, salt and herbs. Stir well and cook for another 5 min or so. Add the ground beef and brown. Add the crushed tomatoes and paste. Cook for another 5 min. Add the chili beans, cover, and cook on low for 20 min or so. About 5 min before you are ready to serve, add the kahlua and stir in well.
Top with green onions, sour cream, cheese, and/or cilantro
Don’t forget the Beano!!