Cowgirl Chili
Recipe type: Chili
Cuisine: American
  • 3 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 large onions, finely diced
  • Chopped jalapeno peppers, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or Splenda
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 can (32 ounce size) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
  • ¼ cup BBQ sauce
  • 3 cans dark red kidney beans
  • sour cream, grated cheese, and diced red bell pepper
  1. Brown the beef, the onions, the peppers, and the garlic together in a large cast iron Dutch oven.
  2. Drain off the fat.
  3. Add all the spices, the tomatoes, the Liquid Smoke, and the barbecue sauce.
  4. Stir well and simmer for about an hour.
  5. Add the three cans of kidney beans, and simmer for another 45 minutes.
  6. Serve in large bowls and top with shredded cheddar cheese, diced red bell pepper, and a dollop of sour cream.
Recipe by Best American Food at