1/2 yellow onion, diced
2 lbs. ground beef, 80% lean
2 cloves garlic, smashed whole
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground oregano, I used fresh
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
15 oz. tomato sauce, I used Hunts
15 oz. light kidney beans, drained and rinsed
15 oz. dark kidney beans, drained and rinsed
Brown onion and meat together, chop finely while cooking so the meat is in small crumbles vs large separate portions. Drain oil from meat and return to pot. Reduce heat to medium, on my stove medium is a 6. Add garlic to meat and continue to crush in pot until fragrant. Add all spices to meat. Stir and blend in seasonings. Add tomato sauce to meat, stir all together and simmer on low for 45 minutes. Add the drained and rinsed bean cans and cook for 10 more minutes. Turn stove off and serve!
I add sour cream and cilantro to mine but i’ve seen friends add avocado, jalapeños, cheese etc and I have friends who eat their chili with tortilla chips instead of a spoon! To each their own, enjoy!