So, here we go. Here's an average pot of chili and I make it basically the same way everytime, but season to taste for each pot.
3lbs Ground Chuck....if you can't find ground chuck, 80/20 ground beef is about the same.
1 Big Green pepper, 2 medium onions, 2 TBS minced garlic and 2 jalapenos.
Brown the meat until almost done, drain some of the fat and then add the vegetables to begin to sweat.
Add in 1 can whole tomatoes, 1 can of beer and small can of tomato paste.
Add in chili powder, cumin, oregano, pepper and salt. This will simmer 2-3 hours and then beans will be added along with additional seasonings as listed above.
After several hours of simmering, I've add in 2 cans of kidney beans.
Chili's ready and in the crock.
Topped with a little cheddar and fresh diced red onion.