Beef Chili

I'm not the biggest fan of chili, but Tim definitely is. I figured since I've been working for the last 3 weeks straight, I'd make him some since I've been neglecting him. This chili has an addition that we both love... coffee. The richness from the coffee gives this chili a great flavor.

Beef Chili

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped

15 oz can chili beans {high quality}
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
1 can ro-tel

1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 teaspoon garlic, chopped
1 bay leaf

1/2 cup brewed coffee
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoon cumin

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • In a dutch oven heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and sauté until translucent. Add the ground beef and garlic. Once the meat has browned, stir in the beans, diced tomatoes, ro-tel and coffee.
  • Bring the chili to a boil then reduce heat and simmer. Add the sugar, bay leaf, chili powder, cumin and salt. Continue simmering on low heat for 45 minutes, stirring often. Adjust seasonings according to your taste preference.



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