Thick and Hearty Chili

Thick and Hearty Chili

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes


3 lbs. ground beef
1 large yellow onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
2 cups beef stock
1 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 15-ounce cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
3 Tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ cup cornmeal


1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, brown the ground beef with the onion and garlic over medium heat. Once browned, remove any extra liquid in the pot and return the beef to the pot.

2. Add the tomato sauce, beef broth, beans, seasonings and cornmeal, stirring well. Cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 2 hours.