Cin Chili

Total Time:
3 hr 40 min
10 min
Inactive Prep:
1 hr 30 min
2 hr
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 (14-ounce) can beef broth (recommended: Swanson's)
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce (recommended: Hunt's)
    • BATCH ONE:
        BATCH TWO:
        • 5 tablespoons red chili powder
        • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
        • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
        • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
        • 1/4 teaspoon brown sugar
          BATCH THREE:
          • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
          • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
          • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
          • 2 teaspoons chili powder
          • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin


          In a large heavy bottom pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and cook until browned, about 8 minutes. Season with salt and drain off the excess grease. Add the tomato sauce and the beef broth and simmer for 1 hour. Add all of the ingredients from Batch one, stir and simmer for 35 more minutes. Add Batch two to the pot and cook for another 20 minutes, stirring often. Add Batch three and cook for 10 more minutes. Let cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use in Cin Chili Stuffed Poblano Peppers, Cin Chili Puffs, and Cin Chili Con Queso.