Recipe: Cheesy beef chili

Posted at 1:21 PM, Jan 04, 2015

Jennifer Burns was in the FOX 13 Cafe making cheesy beef chili.

See the recipe and videos below:

Cheesy Beef Chili

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 medium yellow onions, diced
  • 1 red or green bell pepper, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

For serving:

  • Shredded cheddar cheese (additional)
  • Thinly sliced scallions
  • Sour cream
  • Tortilla strips
  • Jalapeno slices

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat until shimmering. Add the onions and bell pepper, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally for about 4-6 minutes.

Add the garlic, chili powder, and cumin; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the ground beef, salt and pepper, breaking the meat into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until the beef is no longer pink.

Add the diced tomatoes and their juices, tomato sauce, and beans; stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 25-30 minutes. Fold in the cheddar cheese. Serve with the additional cheese, scallions, sour cream, tortilla chips and jalapeno slices.