This recipe was inspired by an absolutely amazing bowl of chili we discovered during happy hour at Nemo Grille in Avon, Ohio.
1.5 lbs. ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 15oz can tomato sauce
1 15oz can chili beans
1-1.5 cups of water
1 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning
2 Tablespoons Chili powder
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon Lawrys seas salt
12 shakes black pepper
1/2 teaspoon of onion and garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, ground beef and seasoning mix to sauce pan. Cook until browned and set aside.
Saute onion and bell pepper in 1 tbsp olive oil.
Add ground beef, onion/pepper mix, tomato sauce, chili beans, and water to large pot.
Bring to boil then reduce to simmer.
Cover pot, cook 5-6 hours, stirring regularly.
Note: this makes a mild chili. Add hot sauce to taste when serving.
Top with your choice of:
Shredded cheddar cheese
Chopped raw onion or scallions