Comfort Food: Chili

Note: I initially posted this recipe at 5 Minutes for Special Needs back in October of 2008, and felt it was high time to share it here too. The link to the original post can be found here.

Okay, so I feel a bit guilty. It was rather cruel of me to post photos of sunny beach days while virtually everyone in the U.S. is freezing their behinds off. I’m sorry.

To make up for this, I’ve got a recipe for some good old-fashioned, stick-to-your-ribs comfort food. This is perfect for a cold winter’s night. Chili makes for a delicious, hearty meal. It’s fast and simple to make, and it can be served with some of your favorite accompaniments. My husband and kids love to eat it with tortilla chips or steamed rice.

Steak Chili with Beans

1 ½ lbs. chuck steak, cubed
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 Tbs. canola oil
1 Tbs. chili powder
2 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. cumin
1 cup GF beef broth
1 eight ounce can tomato sauce
1 fifteen ounce can beans (kidney or pink), rinsed and drained
Salt and pepper to taste

Over medium heat, warm canola oil in a large pot. Add cubed beef and brown on all sides. Add onion, pepper, and garlic. Cook about 5 minutes, until vegetables are softened. Add chili powder, oregano, cumin, broth, and tomato sauce. Bring to boil, reduce to medium-low heat, and cover. Allow to simmer about 20 minutes. Add beans and cook an additional 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with tortilla chips, steamed rice, corn tortillas, or salad.


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