Recipes FEBRUARY 2017 COUNTRY KITCHEN Classic Beef Chili

Classic Beef Chili

Classic Beef Chili
Classic Beef Chili

Classic Beef Chili


By Leah McElmoyl

Start-to-finish: 1 hour, 20 minutes

(20 minutes active) Serves 4

3 tablespoons butter, divided

1 large onion, diced

1 pound ground beef

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

2 15-ounce cans tomato sauce

16-ounce can chili beans

1 packet McCormick chili seasoning (original)

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons sugar


Heat 1 tablespoon butter in skillet and cook half of the diced onion until translucent. Crumble in ground beef. Season with salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce, and cook until evenly browned. In a large stock pot, heat 2 tablespoons butter and cook remaining diced onion over medium-high heat until translucent. Add ground beef, onions, tomato sauce and chili beans to stock pot. Season with remaining six ingredients. Stir together well. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 1-2 hours, depending on how much time you have. The longer it simmers, the better it will taste. Serve warm with shredded cheese, a dollop of sour cream or whatever chili toppings you prefer.