Classic Beef Chili

If you don't have a chili recipe in your back pocket, make this one your go-to for game day. Fresh poblano and toasty ancho chile powder provide a tame level of heat, making this a crowd-friendly dish that guests can crank up by topping with a few slices of fresh jalapeƱo. And thanks to convenient canned beans, you can get this on the table in under an hour. Game on!

Ingredient :

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cups chopped yellow onion (from 1 large onion)

  • 1 cup chopped poblano chile (from 1 chile)

  • 8 garlic cloves, minced

  • 3 pounds 90/10 lean ground chuck

  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste

  • 1/3 cup ancho chile powder

  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 2 cups lower-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle of beer

  • Shredded cheddar cheese, sliced jalapeño chiles, sliced radishes, and sour cream, for serving

Directions :

  1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high. Add onion, poblano, and garlic and cook, stirring often, until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add ground chuck and cook, stirring occasionally, until beef crumbles and is no longer pink, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Drain beef mixture well and return to Dutch oven over medium-high.

  4. Add tomato paste, ancho chile powder, cumin, salt, pepper, thyme, and oregano and cook, stirring often, 2 minutes.
  5. Increase heat to high. Stir in beans, tomatoes, chicken broth, and beer and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 30 minutes.
  6. Serve chili with desired toppings.