Rock Creek Chili
Even though there are 2 other good chili recipes on this site, this is our favorite.It was created over a period of time. There is nothing like experimenting when it comes to chili. I've done that so you don't have to! Enjoy.
What You Need
2 pounds chili-ground beef chuck (or regular ground beef)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons chili powder (or more, to taste)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
4 or 5 generous dashes hot pepper sauce such as Tapatio
1 cup hot water
1 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 15-ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
Place the ground beef in a large pot or Dutch oven and brown well. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is soft, about 3 or 4 minutes.
Add the oregano, chili powder, cumin, salt and hot sauce. Add the water and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer; cover and cook for 45 minutes. Add the beans and cook for 15 minutes. Makes 6 servings.