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Classic Beef Chili

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Classic Beef Chili

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 55
  • Serving: 2


1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil

½ cup (125 mL) diced onion

1 tsp (5 mL) minced garlic

1 tbsp (15 mL) tomato paste

½ lb (250 g) Lean Ground Beef

4 tsp (20 mL) chili powder

1 tbsp (15 mL) brown sugar

1½ tsp (7 mL) ground cumin

½ tsp (2 mL) salt

¼ tsp (1 mL) fresh ground pepper

¾ cup (175 mL) beef broth

1 cup (250 mL) finely chopped tomatoes (fresh or drained canned)

1 cup (250 mL) strained tomatoes (passata)

¾ cup (175 mL) drained rinsed canned kidney beans


1. Heat oil over a medium-high heat in a medium pot for 1 minute. Cook onion, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes until soft and translucent. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or just until fragrant. Stir in tomato paste and cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes.

2. Add beef and cook, stirring often and using back of spoon to break up meat into small chunks, for 6 to 7 minutes or until beef is browned. Stir in chili powder, sugar, cumin, salt, and pepper.

3. Stir in broth, chopped tomatoes, strained tomatoes and beans. Bring to a gentle boil; reduce and gently simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Ladle chili into bowls and garnish with toppings, as desired.