Pella Chronicle

February 20, 2013

Zesty Chili


The Chronicle

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Ingredients

1 lb extra lean ground beef
8 oz light italian sausage (casing removed)
5 tsp minced garlic
1 c diced red onions
1 c diced celery
1 c diced green pepper
1 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 can(s) diced tomatoes (19 oz.)
1 can(s) tomato sauce (14 oz.)
1 c beef broth
1 can(s) red kidney beans (19 oz.)
1 can(s) beans in tomato sauce
3 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 c grated medium cheddar cheese
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp honey
 

Directions

1
Cook sausage, beef, garlic and onions in a large pot over medium-high heat until meat is no longer pink. Add celery and green pepper. Cook and stir for 3 minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften.
2
Stir in chili powder, cumin, oregano, coriander, and black pepper. Cook for 1 more minute. Add undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce and beef broth. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3
Add beans and simmer, covered for 1 hour. Remove from heat. Stir in fresh cilantro, lime juice and honey. Serve chili topped with grated cheddar cheese, if desired.