Cook Time: 1 hour
2 pounds ground beef
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (12-14 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 (10 oz.) can diced tomatoes and chiles
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground oregano
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 (14 oz.) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (14 oz.) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup warm water
1 standard bag corn chips or fritos
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated, garnish
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped, garnish
1 tablespoon jalapeño, minced, garnish, optional
green onion, chopped, garnish
sour cream, garnish
- Brown ground beef with garlic in a pot over medium-high heat. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, salt, oregano, cumin, and chili powder. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add drained and rinsed beans. Stir to combine, then cover and simmer for another 20 minutes.
- Mix cornmeal with water, then add to the chili. Stir to combine and simmer for a final 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside.
- Serve by slicing the Frito bags open lengthwise. Pile in chili and cheese, and any other desired toppings. Serve immediately with plastic forks. Enjoy!