Game Day with the Co-op: Beef + Bean Chili


Now that it's acting like winter again outside, we think the Co-op's Beef and Bean chili would be a hearty addition to your game day menu. It's full of local Country Natural Beef meat and veggies and will fill up a crowd without a ton of effort. To make the this chili you'll need: 2 tablespoons safflower oil 2 pounds ground beef 2 tablespoons cumin 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon ground coriander 2 teaspoons paprika 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon dried oregano 2 small yellow onions, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 2 cups frozen sweet corn 1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes 2 cups cooked pinto beans 2 cups cooked black beans 1 tablespoon beef bouillon 6 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 cup potato starch

Heat oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add all spices and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add ground beef and cook until browned. Add onions and bell pepper and continue to cook for 10 minutes or until veggies are soft. Mix beef bouillon with water. Add beans, tomatoes, salt pepper and broth and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer. Mix potato starch with a little water to form a slurry and add it to the chili. Simmer for about 30 minutes, until thickened. Add corn and cook until heated, about 10 more minutes.