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Cheeseburger Chili

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Cheeseburger Chili
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 4
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Cheeseburger Chili

A simple and easy weeknight chili recipe, loaded with cheese and toppings!

Ingredients

1
pound lean ground beef
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
large onion, diced
1
green pepper, diced
1
jalapeño, seeded and diced
2
cloves garlic, minced
1
tablespoon chili powder
2
teaspoons paprika
2
teaspoons cumin, ground
1
(28 oz.) can diced tomatoes
2
tablespoons tomato paste
2
cups beef stock
1
(15 oz.) can black beans
Salt and pepper

TOPPINGS:

Grated cheddar cheese
Sour cream
Chopped scallions

Directions

  • 1 Roll beef into very small meatballs. You should get 25-30 out of the pound.
  • 2 Heat oil in a large sturdy pot over medium heat. Add meatballs and brown well on all sides, cooking for 5-6 minutes.
  • 3 Remove meatballs from pot and add onions, green peppers and jalapenos. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until veggies are softened.
  • 4 Add garlic, chili powder, paprika, cumin, and tomato paste and stir together. Cook for 30 seconds.
  • 5 Add diced tomatoes and beef stock and bring to a simmer. Return meatballs to the chili, along with drained and rinsed beans. Simmer for 8-10 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  • 6 Serve with a big handful of cheddar cheese on top, sour cream, and diced scallions.
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A simple and easy weeknight chili recipe, loaded with cheese and toppings!

As prepared by Macheesmo,

I like chili as much as the next red-blooded American, but I not how everything gets broken down into tiny pieces. That’s why I love this chili recipe so much.

Instead of just mashing up ground beef, I like to make little meatballs first. They hold together better and each bite is almost like eating a cheeseburger!

cheeseburger chili

Of course, making little meatballs is a bit more work, but it’s worth it. Just roll out 25-30 small meatballs and brown them with a few tablespoons of olive oil in a large, sturdy pot.

 

cheeseburger chili

When they’re cooked and browned, remove them and then add the diced onions, green peppers and jalapeno.

Cook those down until the veggies are soft and then add lots of spices, garlic, and a little tomato paste. This will start to smell really good!

 

cheeseburger chili

After that has cooked down for a few minutes, add the diced tomatoes and beef stock. Bring this to a beautiful simmer.

 

cheeseburger chili

Next, toss in the meatballs that are already cooked as well as the drained and rinsed beans. You’re on your way!

Let this all simmer together for 8-10 minutes so the flavors combine.

 

cheeseburger chili

As with anything, taste the chili at this point and season it with salt and pepper!

 

cheeseburger chili

Spoon this up in bowls with lots of cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream and diced scallions.

 

cheeseburger chili

For 45 minutes of work, it doesn’t get much better than this for a warming winter meal!

Nick thinks cheeseburgers and chili were made to be together! Check out his blog, Macheesmo, and follow him on his Tablespoon profile.

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Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
675.8
Daily Value
Total Fat
38.8g
60%
(
Saturated Fat
16.6g
83%
)
Cholesterol
130.8mg
44%
Sodium
1544.0mg
64%
Total Carbohydrate
36.3g
12%
(
Dietary Fiber
14.1g
56%
,
Sugars
9.8g
)
Protein
48.3g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
101.60%
102%
Calcium
54.40%
54%
Iron
44.10%
44%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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