Friday, March 21, 2008
This is my own humble recipe. I am a big chili fan, and I love to make this with black beans, lots of spices, and serve it with chips, sour cream, cheddar cheese, and green onions. 1 lb. ground beef 1 large yellow onion, diced 2 large garlic cloves, pressed 1 lb. pinto or black beans, soaked and cooked (canned ones work, too) 2 (15 ounces each) cans of tomato sauce 2 (7 ounces each) cans of diced green chilies 2-3 Tbl. chili powder 1-2 Tbl. ground cumin 1 Tbl. dried Mexican oregano leaves (regular oregano works, too) 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon salt and pepper to taste In a large saucepan, brown the ground beef. Remove meat from heat, and place cooked meat in a separate bowl. Set it aside, leaving the beef drippings and grease in the pan. Return the saucepan to the heat, and saute the onions and garlic in the drippings until the onions are soft and look clear. Return the ground beef back to the saucepan and mix it with the onions and garlic. Add beans, tomato sauce, and green chilies. Stir in chili powder and cumin. Rub oregano between hands while adding it to the mix. Add cinnamon, salt and pepper. Simmer until the flavor is right, stirring occasionally.