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Easy Recipe for Beef Chili

Beef Chili With Prime Sirloin Steak and Hershey's Chocolate Kisses®

By Damien Andrews

My beef chili recipe is a pretty easy recipe to follow and make. Most of the ingredients are probably in your pantry right now. Don't forget to add the special ingredients: prime beef sirloin and Hershey's Chocolate Kisses®. Adding sirloin into my beef chili recipe makes it stand out from other chili recipes which only use ground beef and sausage. The Hershey's Kisses®, well, they add the touch of sugar most chili recipes call for, plus a distinct Mexican flavor. If you've ever had Mexican chocolate mole', you know what I'm talking about. Please don't hesitate to add Hershey's Chocolate Kisses® to this awesomely meaty dish. It's a hearty, mouth watering party for your taste buds, and I promise you won't be sorry.

What you will need:

3 pounds of lean ground beef
2 pounds of prime beef sirloin (or stew meat) cut into small cubes
1 pound ground pork sausage
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
8 tablespoons chili powder
3 tablespoons ground cumin
2- 6 ounce cans tomato paste
2 dried chili pods
2 cups water
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
8 Hershey's Chocolate Kisses®
1 tablespoon paprika
Optional: ¼ cup flour, ½ cup warm water

Start by browning the ground beef in a large Dutch oven or stew pot over a medium-high heat. Drain the grease off and set aside. In the same pot, brown the cubed sirloin steak over a medium-high heat, and then set aside when done. And finally, brown the ground pork sausage over a medium-high heat. Drain off the grease and return it to the pot. Now add the browned ground beef and the browned sirloin steak back into the Dutch oven or stew pot along with the browned pork sausage.

Add the following ingredients to the meats in the pot: chopped garlic, chili powder, cumin, tomato paste, chili pods, water, salt, pepper, oregano, paprika and Hershey's Chocolate Kisses®. Stir until everything is thoroughly mixed together. Now put the cover on the pot and simmer on low heat for 1 to 2 hours. Serve hot in a bowl or on a plate. Serves 8.

Serve my easy beef chili in a bowl with beans, rice, cheese, onions and crackers. Other condiments I have used with great success are crushed corn chips, chopped fresh tomatoes, chopped lettuce, chopped pecans and even shredded coconut. Switch it up a bit and put the beef chili on the bottom of a plate, then start layering on the condiments. Sometimes a simple bowl of homemade beef chili will turn into a chili fiesta salad of sorts. That is the beauty of my chili recipe; you can tweak the ingredients and add fun, tasty condiments to make it your own. Bon Appetite!

Optional: If you find the chili to be too runny or not thick enough for your taste, then mix the flour with warm water to make a gravy paste. Add that into the pot of chili and stir well. Cook for an additional 15 minutes or until the chili has thickened up to your desired consistency.


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