Mr. Real Food loves chili so I challenged him to come up with a recipe that I could share with all of you. According to Mr. Real Food, chili is must have food for football watching. Considering that I’m not a football fan, I had to disagree. But I went along with this idea and we had chili and watched football. I can’t say much for the game, but the chili was great! Mr. Real Food said it could be a little spicier but I thought it was really spicy. Based on that, I’m not sure if I should say this is spicy or not. So I will suggest that you add the seasoning conservatively and adjust to your taste!
- 2 cups dry red beans or dry red kidney beans
- 1 lb beef chuck
- 1 onion, coarsely chopped
- 1 15-oz can tomato sauce
- 1 14.5-oz can diced tomatoes with habaneros, undrained
- 1 14.5-oz can reduced sodium beef broth
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- Soak beans overnight.
- In a large skillet, add the ground chuck and onion; cook and stir until meat is browned.
- Transfer meat and onion to slow cooker, draining any fat.
- Stir in tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, broth, cayenne pepper, oregano, and cumin.
- Drain and rinse the beans and add to slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hour or high for 5-6 hours.
- Topped with desired chili toppings such as cilantro, onions, or cheese.
What is your favorite football watching food? Do you like your chili spicy or more mild?