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What is better in the winter than a good easy recipe for chili? From super bowl parties to chili cook-offs… chili is woven into the fabric of American winter culture. And for good reason; it's AWESOME and there are so many variations.
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Ok back to the recipe at hand…
And if you've been searching for a good “standard” type chili that everyone will like, look no further! This is it. And it's EASY! My mom cut this recipe out of a newspaper in the early 90's, and it's been our ‘family chili' recipe ever since. There might be a few ingredients you are not used to seeing in chili, like cinnamon and chocolate chips (a Cincinnati chili influence), but trust me – they work!
And like I said – this is easy.
Chopping the onions is probably the hardest part.
One of the most important steps is to cook the onions as the ground beef cooks. Add a bit of salt at this step to soften the onions.
After the onions are soft and the beef is cooked, add the garlic and cook for another couple minutes. Drain the beef, and then add everything else except for the kidney beans and simmer for an hour or so. And yeah – even add those chocolate chips and cinnamon (you will thank me).
Then add the kidney beans and cook for another half hour. Top with cheese, serve corn bread or whatever you'd like!
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