Miz Helen's Country Cottage is having her annual chili cook-off. I've decided to make a 3-Bean Chili for my entry. I hope you try it! it's spicy and oh-so good. Be sure to check out all the great recipes to choose your favorite one at The Texas Star Chili Cook Off 2013.
1 T. olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 T. ground cumin
1 lb. ground beef
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
2 cups water
1 chipotle in adobo sauce, minced (add more for extra heat)
2 t. adobo sauce from the can of chipotles
1/2 t. dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
1 (15.5- ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15.5-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15.5-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
Heat the oil in dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper, cover and cook, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are soft. Add the cumin and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the ground beef, raise the heat to high and cook, breaking up the meat with a spoon, until the meat is no longer pink. Stir in the tomatoes, water, chipotle and adobo sauce, oregano and salt and pepper. Simmer partially covered, stirring from time to time, for 30 minutes. Stir in the beans and cook, partially covered, 20 minutes longer. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper.
If desired, top with shredded cheese, sour cream and avocado and enjoy!
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