Quick story. When I moved out on my own and into my first apartment there were only a handful of dishes that I knew how to make. Breakfast and lemon pepper chicken Caesar salads were in a constant rotation at my place. You guys know that fall is my favorite season but fall and winter in Rochester NY is COLD, so I needed to learn how to make warm savory dishes. A friend of mine walked me through how to make chili and for the past 12 years this chili along with some tweaks has been my go-to recipe. I like to consider this Easy Homemade Chili recipe a great starter for anyone still learning their way around the kitchen. It checks all the boxes; hearty, deeply rich in flavor, and incredibly delicious.
I like to serve this with a dollop of sour cream, cheese, onions, cornbread or tortilla chips. The chili freezes well, so if you have too many leftovers don’t throw it away just freeze it for up to 3 months and you will enjoy it even more.
How to make this Easy Homemade Chili Recipe
In a large pot over medium-high heat add the olive oil and once hot add in the onions and sauté until tender and fragrant. Add in the ground meat and cook until browned, breaking it up as it cooks.
Season the meat with with the chili powder, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, cumin, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Mix well then stir in the tomato paste.
Pour in the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, fire roasted tomatoes, tomato sauce, and beans. Bring the liquid to a boil then reduce the heat to low and let simmer uncovered for 25 minutes. Be sure to stir occasionally and remove from the heat when finished simmering. Enjoy!Print