I wanted to add a recipe that my mom has been making for several years now that is a major crowd pleaser. I know that there are a million recipes for chili, but this is a good one to add to your repertoire. It’s got the sweet and spicy flavor that I love. Beth FS, you probably won’t like it because of the copious amounts of cumin.
I usually make 1/2 of this recipe, but this time I made the whole thing because I was having a crowd over for my my mom’s birthday. My mom usually comes in at the last minute and adds the things to make it just perfect. I’ve used beef and/or turkey, and I also make it in my giant crockpot instead of a pan on the stove.
Well, I brown the beef on the stove, but I let it all simmer in a crockpot.
Black Bean Chili
5 lbs ground beef
4 – 29 oz cans of tomato sauce
1 large onion
2 large red peppers
1/4 cup chopped and seeded jalapeno (I usually use the canned version because I am afraid to cut jalapenos)
1/2 cup chopped garlic
1/8 cup cumin (to taste)
3/4 cup chili powder
7 15-oz cans black beans (drained)
3-6 tablespoons of sugar (to taste)
Brown beef, onion, red peppers, garlic and jalapeno.
Add remaining ingredients.
Bring to boil, then simmer. No lid.