How To Make Simple Chili

If you are looking for food that comes with a little kick to liven up your taste buds, the chili is the simplest and most popular dish that you are looking for. Cooking chili has never been easier, and with these easy steps, you should be able to create an inexpensive, simple, but very satisfying chili dish.

  • Cook. First of all, you need to prepare a small pan and add some frying oil in it. Make sure that you heat up the pan and allow the oil to get really hot, so that the meat that you put in the pan will not stick to the bottom of the pan. After you have added the oil, the next step is to get some minced garlic and some chopped onions. Usually, around five cloves of garlic will suffice. One head of a medium sized onion will do. Add the garlic first, and stir, while allowing the garlic bits to turn golden brown in low heat. After the garlic has turned brown, add in the onions, followed by a pound of ground meat or hamburger patty meat. Cook the meat until it is golden brown in color.
  • Add spices. Cooking the meat will usually take around ten minutes. After the meat has fully turned brown, it is time to add in the spices. There are plenty of spices that you can add to the chili, but the basics are some paprika, some pepper, some sea salt, and some cumin powder. The cumin powder will give your chili an exotic taste that is slightly woody. For finishing touches, be sure to add in some jalapeno chilies that have been sliced horizontally. Afterwards, you should allow all of the ingredients to mix well together and cook.
  • Add water. After adding the spices, the next step is to add in around half a cup of fresh water. Allow the water to boil in the pot with the meat, and then add a can of kidney beans. If you are using fresh kidney beans, you should boil them first in water with some salt, so that the beans will soften before you add them to the dish. Otherwise, it will take quite some time before the dish cooks with the beans. Allow the dish to cook in low heat for around twenty to thirty minutes, or until the meat has absorbed much of the liquid, and the beans are very soft and tender.
  • Garnish. Afterwards, transfer the contents of the pan into a bowl. Add a sprig of fresh cilantro or parsley, and serve with some mashed potatoes. This simple chili recipe will also work very well with steamed white rice. Make sure that you serve the chili fast, while it is hot.

If you are in a hurry and you have no ingredients lying around the kitchen, you can also simply use chili mixes. These are usually available in most supermarkets and grocery stores. The best thing about chili mixes is that you simply need to pour them into the meat, and then cook. Afterwards, you can add the beans and allow the dish to simmer until it is done. With these steps, you should be able to make your very own simple chili dish.


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