Easy Hearty Chili

Oxmoor House
3 quarts


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2 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups water
1 (16-ounce) can whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried whole oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried whole basil
Dash of red pepper
1 (16-ounce) can pinto beans, undrained


Combine ground beef, onion, and garlic in a large Dutch oven; cook until meat is browned, stirring to crumble meat. Drain off pan drippings. Add water, tomatoes, tomato sauce, flour, salt, sugar, chili powder, cumin, oregano, basil, and pepper, mixing well. Cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add pinto beans, and simmer an additional 30 minutes.

Ladle into individual bowls, and serve immediately.

Created date

February 2010