As the weather turns to a cold direction, anyone would love some warm comforting food while they pass their time at home with their friends and families. And some homemade chili beans perfectly fit the bill. In the cold season, beef chili with beans is the perfect mouth warming comforting food to pass your times at home. The best thing about it is that you can make it from the ingredients that are easily available in your pantry. But everyone does not know How to Make Chili Beans. And today I am going to teach you about it.
As chili beans are easy to make, you don’t need to be a master chef to make delicious mouth warming chili beans. It’s really quick and easy to cook. So there is almost zero chance that you may mess it up when you go for it. All types of chili bean comprise of the same basic ingredients. The taste will vary upon how much of the ingredients you add, how long you cook it and how you serve it. Beef chili with beans goes great with some cornbread. Again you can add it with some corn chips, making up a delicious chili pie.
This dish is a great one for those who want to try out homemade cooking but can’t make the time for an elaborate cooking setup. This one is a quick one and if you have one and a half hours to spare in your busy life and want to try out homemade cooking, homemade beef chili beans is the perfect dish for you.
Another thing that I like about this dish is that it is also very cheap to make. To make a 6 serving beef chili with beans, you will need 1.5 lbs of 80-90% lean ground beef. This costs around 6.00 $. Combine it up with the other ingredients and the total cost should be under $17.00-$18.00, depending on current met prices. As a single father it is really hard for me to make grand homemade dishes for my kids. But dishes like this are quick and fast to make and they are also cheap to make. Try chili beans out at a family restaurant and again try it yourself at home. Compare your costs and you’ll prefer the homemade one.
Today I am going to share with you how I like my chili beans. Try it out and fill your mouth with warm, juicy deliciousness. So let’s begin.
Makes Servings: 6 1: 3 16-ounce cans of dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed 2: 1 28-ounce can of diced tomatoes 3: 1 28-ounce can of tomato puree 4: 1.5 pounds of ground beef (80-90% lean) 5: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 6: 3 yellow onions, finely chopped 7: 1 red bell chili pepper, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped 8: ¼ cup of chili powder 9: 1 tablespoon ground cumin 10: Pinch of cayenne pepper 11: 1 teaspoon salt, divided 12: 5 garlic cloves, minced 13: Additional salt and pepper for seasoning (as required) Note: Some of the ingredients above are not necessary. For example, if you do not like onions or cayenne pepper, just omit them. You will still have a delicious pot of chili! For Serving: 1: Jalapenos, sliced (Only if you like them) 2: Sour cream 3: Cheddar cheese, shredded 4: Cornbread, crumbled (Use saltines if you prefer)
1: First take a large, heavy bottomed pot and heat the oil in it over medium heat. When the oil is shimmering, add the onions, bell pepper, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper and ½ teaspoon of the salt. Cook until the vegetables have softened. This should take about 7 minutes. Add the garlic and stir and cook it for another 30 seconds. 2: Add the beef and increase the heat to medium high. Cook it and break up the beef with a wooden spoon, until the beef has browned. This will take about 10 minutes. Add the beans, diced tomatoes (with their juices) and tomato puree and ½ teaspoon of salt. Stir them and bring them to a simmer, then reduce the heat so it maintains a slow simmer. Now cover the pot and cook for another 45 minutes. 3: After 45 minutes have gone, remove the lid and continue to simmer the dish for another 10 minutes. After that season the dish with additional salt and pepper to taste before serving. 4: Serve the chili using shredded cheddar cheese, crumbled corn bread, jalapenos and sour cream as the topping. There you have it, your home made beef chili beans. Note: If wanted, the leftover chili can be stored using an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days. The chili can also be frozen and be stored up to 1 month. Before reheating let the chili thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
As a single father of two kids, I have to check on my kid’s health and nutrition. The beef chili beans dish is a very healthy and nutritious dish for both kids and adults. This provides great nutrition values covering all sides that one will require.
For serving size 1:
Calcium 8.0 g
Total Fat 1085.0 mg
Sodium 28.0 g
Total Carbohydrate 23.0 g
Vitamin A 21.0%
Vitamin C 33.0%
There you have it. An easy, fast, cheap and healthy meal in the cold season that you, your family and friends can all enjoy while passing quality time at home.
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