As far as Mexican soups go, Chili is my favorite. I originally got this recipe from an old cook book I picked up when we were in Mexico. It soon became one of the most popular soups in our family. Over the years I made some changes, I found out that using canned tomatoes is much easier than using fresh tomatoes then due to the health problems in the family I stopped adding beans and turned it into the No Bean Chili. The chili is still rich, flavorful and hearty.
Here are the ingredients you need to make this soup:
• 2 lb ground beef
• 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
• 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
• 2 (14.5oz) cans diced tomatoes
• 1 (6oz) can tomato paste
• 2 cups beef stock
• 1 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
• 1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
• 1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1 teaspoon ground cumin
• 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon black pepper
• 4 garlic cloves, minced
How to make the best beef chili?
• Add ground beef to a large stock pot.
• Use your spatula to crumble the beef.
• Saute for 5 minutes.
• Add chopped green pepper and onion.
• Cook on medium high, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned, for about 10 minutes.
• Drain the excess grease.
• Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, beef stock, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and garlic to the pot.
• Cover and let simmer for 20 – 25 minutes.
No Bean Chili
Thick, hearty, flavorful and made with no beans.
- 2 lb ground beef
- 1 green bell pepper finely chopped
- 1 yellow onion finely chopped
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 2 14.4 oz cans diced tomatoes
- 1 6 oz can tomato paste
- 2 cups beef stock
- 1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoon teaspoon paprika
- 1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
Add ground beef to a large stock pot.
Use spatula to crumble the beef.
Sauté for 5 minutes.
Add chopped green pepper and onion.
Cook on medium high, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned, for about 10 minutes.
Drain the excess grease.
Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, beef stock, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and garlic to the pot.
Cover and let simmer for 20 - 25 minutes.