Chunky Beef Chili

Cook large batches of this chili recipe and freeze in family-sized portions for use within 2 or 3 months. For a quick meal, defrost and reheat on the stove or in the microwave for a hearty beef chili in minutes.

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Yields10 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time40 mins

 2 lb (1 kg) Beef Cross Rib or Blade Simmering Steak, Stewing Cubes OR Sirloin Tip or Round Marinating Steak, cut into 3/4 inch (2 cm) cubes
 2 onions, chopped
 2 sweet green peppers, chopped
 4 14 oz (398 mL) cans chili-style stewed tomatoes
 2 14 oz (398 mL) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
 1 ½ cup (375 mL) rice
 2 tbsp (30 mL) cocoa powder

1

Brown beef in batches in lightly oiled Dutch oven or large heavy pot. Add onions and peppers to pot and cook for 5 minutes or until softened, adding more oil if necessary.

2

Add 3 cups (750 mL) water, tomatoes, beans, rice and cocoa powder to the pot; return meat to the pot. Bring to a simmer.

3

Cover and simmer over low heat for 1-1/2 hours or until meat is tender.

Ingredients

 2 lb (1 kg) Beef Cross Rib or Blade Simmering Steak, Stewing Cubes OR Sirloin Tip or Round Marinating Steak, cut into 3/4 inch (2 cm) cubes
 2 onions, chopped
 2 sweet green peppers, chopped
 4 14 oz (398 mL) cans chili-style stewed tomatoes
 2 14 oz (398 mL) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
 1 ½ cup (375 mL) rice
 2 tbsp (30 mL) cocoa powder

Directions

1

Brown beef in batches in lightly oiled Dutch oven or large heavy pot. Add onions and peppers to pot and cook for 5 minutes or until softened, adding more oil if necessary.

2

Add 3 cups (750 mL) water, tomatoes, beans, rice and cocoa powder to the pot; return meat to the pot. Bring to a simmer.

3

Cover and simmer over low heat for 1-1/2 hours or until meat is tender.

Chunky Beef Chili
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