Don't let the weather get you down! Cozy up with a warm bowl of beef chili. Looking to mix it up? This Beef Chili 5 Ways recipe takes traditional chili to a new level with flavor inspiration from around the world.
1 lb ground beef
1 can (15.5 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14-14.5 ounces) reduced-sodium or regular beef broth
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chiles
2 tablespoons chili powder
Shredded Cheddar cheese
Chopped fresh cilantro
Minced green onion
2. Stir in beans, broth, tomatoes and chili powder;
bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer
20 minutes to develop flavors, stirring occasionally.
Garnish with Toppings, as desired.
Morroccan Variation: Prepare recipe as directed above, adding G teaspoon pumpkin pie spice and G cup chopped pitted dates or golden raisins with ingredients in step 2. Serve over hot cooked couscous. Garnish with toasted sliced almonds, chopped fresh mint and Greek yogurt, as desired.
Mexican Variation: Prepare recipe as directed above, adding 1 tablespoon cocoa powder with ingredients in step 2. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro, pepitas (pumpkin seeds) and corn tortilla chips, as desired. Serve with corn tortillas.
Italian Variation: Prepare recipe as directed above, adding 1 1/2 teaspoons fennel seed with ingredients in step 2. Before removing from heat, stir in 3 cups fresh baby spinach. Cover; turn off heat and let stand 3 to 5 minutes or until spinach is just wilted. Serve over hot cooked orecchiette or cavatappi, if desired. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and pine nuts, as desired.
Cincinnati Variation: Prepare recipe as directed above, adding 3 tablespoons white vinegar and
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon with ingredients in step 2. Serve over hot cooked elbow macaroni.
Garnish with chopped white onion, sour cream and shredded Cheddar cheese, as desired.
One can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes combined with 2 tablespoons diced canned chiles may be substituted for diced tomatoes with green chiles. For a thicker consistency, prepare as directed, adding 1 tablespoon cornmeal with ingredients in step 2.