Weeknight Chili Beans

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In a 8 quart stock pot…

1 Tbsp butter

1 medium yellow onion diced

3-4 sweet baby peppers, diced

1 pound ground beef

1/2 tsp garlic powder

28 ounce can diced tomatoes

6 ounces tomato paste

2 cups water

2- 29 ounce cans pinto beans, drained

15 ounce can kidney beans, drained

1 Tbsp chili powder

1/4 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp cumin

*** you can also use one package of your favorite chili seasoning and omit the chili powder, pepper and cumin

Place butter in your stock pot and melt over medium heat. Add onion and sweet peppers and saute for a few minutes until soft. Add ground beef and garlic powder, brown ground beef until completely cooked

Add diced tomatoes and paste to your pot and 2 cups of water. Then add beans and seasonings. stir till combined.

Bring to a boil and then turn down heat and let simmer at least an hour.

Serve and top with cheese, onions, sour cream or whatever you like. ENJOY :).

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