Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Perfect Chili with Black Beans and Kidney Beans

Chili spices, originally uploaded by queenofthemoodswingset2.

I love the combination of beans in this chili and the spices are perfect

Bill’s Chilli

a few cloves of chopped garlic
1/2 an onion
1 lb hamburger
sea salt and black pepper to taste
1 can of diced tomatoes, not drained
1 can tomato sauce
1 can of tomato paste
2 cans of black beans: not drained
2 cans of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 can of regular beer not light beer (bill uses Bud, I used "the champagne of beers") (you can substitute bouillon and water)
5 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
pinch of cumin (really, don't add too much cumin!)

Cook garlic, onion and hamburger until the meat is brown. Drain the fat off.
Add all of the other ingredients (make sure the tomato paste dissolves)
Add spices
Bring to a boil, add water to set thickness (I didn't need any)
Taste once it cools a bit, add chilli pepper first if it needs something.
Boil and stir occasionally on Medium heat
cook for about 30 minutes.
Tastes best if you let it cool and then reheat to serve.

Spice: 10/1 chilli powder to cayenne pepper; 10 /1 cayenne pepper to cumin

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