Thick 'n Chunky Chili
4
servings
15 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 10 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Chili

1 1/2 pounds ground beef

1 large (1 cup) onion, chopped

1 to 2 chopped Anaheim chile peppers

2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic

2 (14.5-ounce ) cans diced tomatoes

1 cup beef broth

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup masa harina flour

Condiments

2 ounces (1/2 cup) Cheddar cheese, shredded

Tortilla chips or cornbread, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Place ground beef, onions, chiles, and garlic in 4-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 7-10 minutes, until beef is browned. Drain fat.

  2. STEP 2

    Add all remaining chili ingredients except water and masa harina. Continue cooking, 3-4 minutes,  until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cook 30 minutes.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine water and masa harina in bowl. Gradually stir into chili. Cook, stirring occasionally, 15-17 minutes, until mixture is slightly thickened.

  4. STEP 4

    Top each serving with cheese. Serve with tortilla chips, if desired.

Tip #1

Masa harina is Mexican corn flour. It is made from corn that has been soaked in lime, then finely ground into flour. It is like corn meal, but much finer, and it can be found in most supermarkets in the ethnic or baking section. Masa harina is used to make corn tortillas and as a thickener in many chilis and soups.

Nutrition

530Calories
32Fat (mg)
110Cholesterol (mg)
1090Sodium (mg)
19Carbohydrates (g)
4Dietary Fiber
39Protein (g)

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  March 06, 2012

This was an easy, delicious chili. Masa harina was a new ingredient for me, but it really made a difference. Will cook again.

— says Klayter M.
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  January 29, 2012

THIS WAS A VERY GOOD CHILI. THE ONLY THING IS 2 TBSP OF CHILI POWER IS NOT ENOUGH. I PUT 4 TBSP OF CHILI POWDER IN IT. IT EVEN TASTE MUCH BETTER THE NEXT DAY. IT'S EASY TO MAKE A VERY GOOD.

— says Roland
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