Recipe courtesy of Doe's Eat Place

Doe's Chili

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 2 hr 10 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 25 to 30 servings
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5 pounds coarse ground beef

3/4 cup chili powder 

1/4 cup cayenne pepper 

1/4 cup ground cumin

1/4 cup salt 

1/4 cup sugar 

32 ounces tomato paste 

10 cloves garlic, minced 

2 12-ounce cans tomato sauce 

1 128-ounce can pinto beans in chili sauce 

1 10-ounce can beef broth 

1 large yellow onion, diced 

1 large green bell pepper, diced 

Tamales, for serving


  1. Into a large pot set over medium heat, add the ground beef and cover with water. Bring to a simmer and cook just until the meat is cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Strain the beef and then add back into the pot. Add the chili powder, cayenne, cumin, salt, sugar, tomato paste, garlic, tomato sauce, pinto beans, broth, onions and peppers and mix until well combined and thick. Add 2 cups water to the pot to thin slightly and simmer for 1 hour 30 minutes.
  3. To serve, spoon some chili on top of beef tamales or use as a side dish.