This is one of my family’s favorite Fall dinners! Very hearty and filling, perfect for all the wanna-be carnivores in your life 😜. If you’d like to use less meat, just use the beef chunks. This recipe is also PERFECT for using leftover meat in! 🙌 No gross reheated leftovers or wasting food 😉
EASY HOMEMADE CHILI
1/2 pound ground turkey see note
1/2 pound kielbasa chopped
1/2 pound beef chunks
4 cloves garlic minced
1 small jalapeño seeds and membranes removed, small dice
1 medium onion small dice
1 stalks celery small dice
2 teaspoons cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
3 cups beef broth
2 tablespoons brown sugar
28 ounces whole tomatoes 1 large can
6 ounces tomato paste 1 small can
15 ounces kidney beans 1 normal can, drained
15 ounces northern beans 1 normal can, drained
In a large dutch oven or pot, brown all the meat.
Once browned, add garlic, onions, jalapeño, and celery. Cook until softened, about 2 minutes.
Add in cumin, chili powder, and cayenne. Cook for a couple more minutes.
Pour in beef broth, add brown sugar, tomatoes, and tomato paste.
Bring to a boil and then simmer about and hour with the lid on.
Remove lid, add kidney beans and great northern beans and simmer uncovered for 15 more minutes.
Serve with toppings of your choice. Some of our favorites are cheddar cheese, sour cream red onions, cilantro, and tortilla chips or strips.
This chili is mildly spicy if you'd like more spice, leave the seeds and membranes in the jalapeño pepper or add a bit more cayenne pepper.
I use frozen tomatoes from my garden when I make this, but in the recipe, I list a 28 ounce can of whole tomatoes. If you'd like to sub in the fresh/frozen tomatoes, use about 1 1/2 cups - you want the volume to be roughly equal to a 28 ounce can.
You can use any combination of meat you would like, I do always like including the smoked sausage or kielbasa because of the flavor it lends to the chili but anything will turn out great. I often use lamb in this recipe.