Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Active Time
25 Mins
Total Time
55 Mins
Yield
Makes 2 qt.

If you are looking for a quick chili recipe to serve for weeknight dinner, this beef chili recipe is for you. It's ready in under an hour and toppings like green onions, cheese, and sour cream will complete this classic dinner that your family will love.

How to Make It

Step 1

Sprinkle beef with desired amount of salt and pepper. Cook beef in hot oil in a large, enamel cast-iron Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring often, 5 to 6 minutes or until browned. Transfer beef to a platter.

Step 2

Add onion to Dutch oven, and cook, stirring often, 3 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and next 3 ingredients; cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes.

Step 3

Add chiles, next 2 ingredients, beef, and 1 cup water; bring to a boil. Boil, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes. Add salt to taste. Sprinkle with cornmeal. Cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened. Serve with desired toppings.