There is nothing better than a big pot of simmering chili. It is filling and tasty – a real heart- (and belly-) warming food. Chili is the perfect dish to serve on game days, tailgate parties, special occasions, or a simple family meal. Not only do all the flavors combine to create a totally tantalizing dish that really satisfies hunger and taste buds, but it’s so easy to make. The ingredients are combined all together in one pot and simmer to perfection.
There’s no need to wash tons of dishes or worry about constantly standing over the pot while it cooks. Serve it with toppings – cornbread, chips, sour cream, cheese are all fantastic accouterments – or, you can use it as a super tasty topping on burgers and hot dogs. However you enjoy eat it, here are 15 classic, easy to make chili recipes that you simply have to try.
1. Truly classic chili
This classic chili recipe is bursting with flavor and it’s so simple to make. For the ingredients, you’ll need ground beef or turkey, garlic cloves, a can of northern beans, a can of red kidney beans, a green bell pepper, a yellow onion, dried oregano, tomato sauce, cayenne pepper, chili powder, cocoa powder, salt, pepper, cumin, a can of diced tomatoes, and olive oil.
To make it heat the olive oil in a large pot, then add in your meat and season it with salt and pepper. Cook until it’s completely browned. Drain any fat and remove the meat from the pot. Add chopped onion and pepper, as well as crushed garlic cloves to the same pot and sauté until soft. Add in salt, black pepper, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and your cooked meat. Mix all together and then add all of the remaining ingredients.