2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 medium onion, chopped6-8 little sweet peppers or 1 green and 1 red bell pepper, chopped4 cloves fresh garlic, minced1 lb lean ground beefPinch of kosher salt and black pepper2 cans diced tomatoes1 Cup Herdez Salsa or your favorite salsa1 small can tomato paste1 Cup warm water3 cans of beans, drained (I used black, pinto and red kidney)1 can black olives sliced2 Tablespoons chili powder1 Tablespoon ground cumin1 Tablespoon hot sauce, Tabasco1 Tablespoon fresh lime juicePinch of Kosher salt, fresh cracked black pepper and Lawry’s Garlic Salt with Parsley (to taste)1/2 Cup fresh chopped cilantro_______________________
Bags of FritosShredded cheddar cheeseSour creamJalapenos, or green onions1. Heat oil in a large dutch oven over medium heat. Saute onion and peppers for 5 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add ground beef, salt and pepper. Cook until browned. Drain if needed. I usually don’t need to for the lean beef. Pour in tomatoes, salsa, tomato paste then stir to combine. Add 1 Cup warm water to thin out slightly then add in beans, olives, chili powder, cumin, hot sauce, lime juice, salt, pepper and garlic salt. I start with just a pinch of salt then keep tasting until it’s to my liking. Add chopped cilantro and reduce heat to low to simmer until ready to serve.2. Open bags of fritos. Spoon in chili, cheese, sour cream and jalapenos. Stick a fork in it and eat!!