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Win Your Football Party With This Amazing Chili

January 30th, 2012 Cooking

The Big Game is good for a few different things - football, commercials and pigging out. What better excuse to sit for a few hours and eat foods you're not supposed to than the biggest sporting event of the year? Even if you could care less about the game itself, football watching parties can quickly become beloved traditions among groups of friends. If you've been tasked with bringing something to this year's shindig, give this chili recipe a shot!

Ingredients

2 pounds ground beef 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 cups chopped onions 8 large garlic cloves, chopped 5 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes with added puree 1 14 1/2-ounce can low-salt chicken broth 1 12-ounce bottle beer 1 6-ounce can tomato paste 1 29-ounce can tomato sauce 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed 1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped

First, place the ground beef in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat until evenly browned. Once finished, heat up the olive oil in a separate pan and sautée onions and garlic between eight and 10 minutes. Finally, throw all of your ingredients into a large pot and stir them all together. Bring the liquid to a boil and then reduce heat to low. Allow everything to simmer for at least 90 minutes, stirring occasionally.

According to GoodFood from the BBC, it's important to let your chili stand for at least 15 minutes before serving it. This allows the flavors to mix together - once it's cooled down a bit, you're ready to go!