Friday, September 21, 2007

Cowpoke Chili

1 pound ground beef

1 small onion, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef broth, undiluted

1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce

1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste

1 can (15-1/2 ounces) hot chili beans

1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon butter

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

1/8 teaspoon ground cumin

1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Dash cayenne pepper

2 cups frozen lima beans, thawed

Cherry tomatoes, fresh oregano and small chili peppers, optional

In a large saucepan, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the broth, tomato sauce and paste until blended. Add the next 10 ingredient. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Add lima beans; cook 5-10 minutes longer or until beans are tender. Garnish with tomatoes, oregano and peppers if desired.

Yield: 7 servings.

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