Thick 'n Chunky Chili

Thick 'n Chunky Chili
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Masa harina adds an earthy, corn flavor to this Mexican-inspired chili recipe.
15 min
Prep Time
1:10
Total Time
4 servings

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

Directions

  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. 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. Combine water and masa harina in bowl. Gradually stir into chili. Cook, stirring occasionally, 15-17 minutes, until mixture is slightly thickened.
  4. Top each serving with cheese. Serve with tortilla chips, if desired.

Recipe Tips

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 Facts (1 serving)

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

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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

Rating

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.

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