What You Need
Vegetable cooking spray
1 pound lean ground beef
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 to 3 tablespoons chili powder
1 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 can (15 ounces) Red Kidney beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked dry-packaged Red Kidney beans, rinsed, drained
1 can (15 ounces) Pinto beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked dry-packaged Pinto beans, rinsed, drained
3 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) chili-seasoned diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
What To Do
1. Spray large saucepan with cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot.
2. Cook ground beef until browned, 5 to 8 minutes, crumbling with a fork.
3. Add onions, bell pepper, and garlic; cook 5 minutes longer.
4. Add remaining ingredients; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 20 to 30 minutes.
Tip: To make the chili in a slow cooker, combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 5 to 6 hours.
Source: American Dry Bean Board
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