Easy Homemade Chili Recipe

This simple yet yummy and flavorful homemade chili may be your new favorite dish to serve to friends for a casual get-together. Try it!


Lean ground beef 1½ lb
Green bell pepper 1
Onion 1
Garlic 2 cloves
Diced tomatoes 2 cans
Red kidney beans 2 cans
Chili powder 2 tbsp
Ground cumin 1 tsp
Bay leaf 1
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste

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  1. Place lean ground beef, chopped onion and bell pepper in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, stirring until meat is browned and the vegetables are tender but not mushy.
  2. Drain excess fat.
  3. Add the chili powder, minced garlic, bay leaf, ground cumin, diced tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low.
  5. Cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  6. Stir in the kidney beans (rinsed and drained), bring to a boil again, then reduce heat to low and cook uncovered for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until desired thickness is achieved.

Originally published at lifencooking.com on April 4, 2017.

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