A dish that can be completely different depending on where you at geographically, chili is that dish!
I find it very funny that some places don’t have beans inside their chili, to me that would be hot dog sauce.
And that is another thing hot dog sauce or hot dog chili? Where I am from in WV we refer to the stuff you put on a hot dog as hot dog sauce. Just one state over (not that far from my house) they refer to it as hot dog chili, funny isn’t it?
As soon as the weather begins changing from those hot summer days to the cooler fall evenings, is chili time. Chili is one of the first dishes we prepare and it is on repeat all fall and winter
Chili is also a very personal dish. I know people who like it sweeter than spicy, some like lots of beans others like no beans, some like ground beef others like sausage while others like shredded beef.
I will totally understand if my chili is not your favorite. At least give it a try and make the necessary tweaks you need to make it your own!
Chili from West VirginiaCourse: Main, SoupCuisine: ChiliDifficulty: Easy
1 1/4 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion diced
pinto beans rinsed and drained
1 can of beef broth
28 oz tomato sauce
6 oz can tomato paste
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp garlic powder
- In a large soup pot place onion and stir in ground beef, brown ground beef, crumbling it as you cook
- add the seasonings and stir
- add pinto beans, beef broth, tomato sauce, tomato paste
- turn heat to medium and bring to a boil stirring occasionally
- turn heat down and let simmer 1 hour-2 hours