• 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 small green peppers about 2 cups diced
  • 1 small yellow onion about 1 ½ cups diced
  • 2 cans tomatoes diced (15-ounce cans)
  • 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 15 ounces water
  • 2 cans kidney beans drained and rinsed (15-ounce cans)
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda optional


Step 1: In a large dutch oven, saute diced peppers and onions until translucent and they start to caramelize.

Step 2: Add seasonings (except the baking soda) and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring continuously. Make sure they don’t burn.

Step 3: Add ground meat and brown until just done. It’s okay if it still has some pink in it before you add the rest of the ingredients.

Step 4: Pour in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, water, and tomato paste.

Step 5: Bring to a simmer over medium low heat and cook for about 15 minutes. Then add the drained beans.

Step 6: Stir in the baking soda. The sauce will start to bubble up. Stir over medium heat until the bubbles have gone away.

Step 7: Remove from heat. Serve and enjoy!

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