Classic Beef Chili

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Classic Beef Chili

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Servings 4 people


  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 pounds of Strauss® Ground Beef
  • 2 peeled and small diced yellow onions
  • 2 seeded and small diced red bell pepper
  • 2 seeded and small diced jalapeños
  • 4 finely minced cloves of garlic
  • 2 28-ounce cans of diced tomatoes in juice
  • 3 15-ounce cans of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 15-ounce cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup of chili powder
  • 1/4 cup of cumin
  • 2 tbsp of dry oregano
  • 2 tbsp of tomato paste
  • salt and pepper to taste

Makes 1 gallon of chili


    • Add the olive oil to a large pot over medium high heat and cook the ground beef until it is browned and cooked through out.  Set aside.
    • Next, add the onions, peppers and garlic to the pot and cook until browned over medium heat, about 10 minutes.
    • Add the cooked ground beef back into the pot with the browned vegetables along with the tomatoes, beans, chickpeas, chili powder, cumin and oregano and simmer over low heat for 1 hour.  Adjust the thickness of the chili with tomato paste.
    • Finish by seasoning with salt and serve with optional garnishes: shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, sliced green onions, sliced jalapeños, diced tomatoes.