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Best Classic Chili Recipe
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Best Classic Chile Recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword best-classic-chili-recipe, classic-chili-crecipe, easy-chili-recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 medium poblano pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper seeded and diced
  • olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 15 oz cans light red kidney beans rinsed
  • 2 15 oz cans diced chili seasoned tomatoes
  • 1 16 oz container beef bone broth
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 medium lime juiced
  • 3 Tbsp dark chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp Mexican oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  • In a large pot or 6 quart dutch oven cook together beef, onion, poblano and jalapeno in a few drizzles of olive oil. Cook over medium-high until no pink remains, about 8-10 minutes. Add garlic, cook for 1 minute longer. Drain excess fat from pot.
  • To the pot add beans, tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, cocoa powder, oregano, salt, pepper and cinnamon. Mix well.
  • Bring to a boil, then lower heat to medium-low and simmer covered for 30 minutes. Uncover, taste and adjust salt and pepper to your taste. Simmer uncovered for 15-20 minutes.
  • Mix in cilantro at the end of cooking. Serve with shredded cheese, green onion, sour cream and tortilla chips, if desired.