How to make it

  • Dredge stew beef in flour, salt and pepper. Heat oil in Dutch oven until hot.
  • Add beef and cook stirring constantly to brown. Reduce heat to med-high and add garlic and onion. Cook and stir about 3 minutes.
  • Add cans of stewed tomatoes, crushing the tomatoes in your hand as you pour into pot. Then pour in tomato sauce. Stir well.
  • Add in pinto beans, stirring then add in beef broth.
  • As you add in each seasoning, stir well before continuing to the next.
  • Add cocoa powder, stir. Add chili powder, stir. Add cumin, stir.
  • Add oregano, stir. Add paprika, stir.
  • Add in cayenne pepper and stir well. Bring to a slow boil.
  • Cover, reduce heat to low and let simmer about 1-1/2 to 2 hours, until beef is tender.
  • Note: Cocoa powder, you ask? Cocoa powder helps mellow the flavor and the acidity of the tomatoes without sweetening. It also helps give the chili a nice rich red color.

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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    have made similar cant beat it for chili {better than hamburger{Can also use ground Turkey
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