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stovetop dutch oven chili with wooden spoon

Stovetop Dutch Oven Chili


  • Author: Kathleen
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x

Description

This Stovetop Dutch Oven Chili Recipe is hearty, thick, rich, and flavorful. All made in one dutch oven or large pot for easy clean up. It’s perfect for a chilly day or even a game day party. All you need is ground beef, broth, beans, canned tomatoes, and some staple spices!


Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 medium-large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 28oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 14oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1.52 cups beef broth
  • 2 15-oz cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained 

Instructions

  1. Brown Ground Beef – Heat up a large dutch oven with the oil to medium-high heat. Once hot, add the ground beef and cook, while crumbling, until fully cooked and crumbled. Use a slotted spoon to remove the cooked beef to a plate.
  2. Cook Onion and Garlic – If there is excess grease, remove some of it but leave a layer in the pot, then add the diced onion and sauté until the onion is tender. About 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and spices and cook for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  3. Add Remaining Ingredients – Add all ingredients, including the cooked beef, to the dutch oven. Stir to combine. Make sure to scrape any bits from the bottom. Bring the chili to a simmer and reduce the heat to maintain.
  4. Simmer – Allow the chili to simmer for at least 30 minutes. Give it a stir occasionally to make sure nothing sticks to the bottom. If you’re only simmering for ~30 minutes then you can leave it uncovered so it thickens. But if you are simmering for longer then you can cover with a lid and remove for the last 30 minutes.
  5. Serve – Remove the bay leaves and discard. Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Stove Top, Dutch Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Dutch Oven Chili, Stove Top Chili, Classic chili

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