I do love a slow simmered chili recipes with fresh spices and robust flavor, but lets get real, we don’t always have the time. When I get a hankering for chili, I whip up a bowl of my simple chili, which, in my opinion is also one of the best chili recipes.
Simplicity is the key. Simple chili ingredients will lend the best chili. It is just that easy! While the ingredients list looks long, it is a one-pot meal ready in just 30 minutes and several of those ingredients are canned or spices. There is one unconventional chili ingredient that really amps up the flavor: Worchestire Sauce! Used in so many other recipes to bring out the natural beef flavor, why not chili too?
Now time for simple chili toppings. Sour cream, avocado, oyster crackers, cheese, more cheese, even more cheese, jalapenos, did I say cheese? Do it up however you’d like or don’t dress it at all. My simple chili recipe will be one your family will love!
In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add turkey or beef and cook until nearly browned, stirring frequently, approximately 5-7 minutes. Since the meat is lean, it should not require any draining.
Add onion and bell pepper and cook until softened, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients, stirring to combine.
Bring to simmer for a minimum of 10 minutes.
Ladle into bowls and top with your choice of garnishes, cheese, sour cream, raw onions or anything else you can imagine!
*if using beef, opt for the leanest mix you can find. This recipe does not call for removing and draining of excess oil and grease. It you blend is larger than 90/10, remove beef from the pan, drain excess liquid and fats, return to pan.
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