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What is a good recipe for chili with beef?

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One good recipe for chili with beef is the spicy beef chili from the Food Network Kitchen. This recipe can be made up to two days in advance and has received several positive reviews from home cooks.

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To make spicy beef chili, brown 1 pound of coarsely ground beef chuck with 1 teaspoon of dried thyme leaves, 1/2 teaspoon of dried sage leaves and 1 minced clove of garlic in a medium soup pot. Once it is browned, remove and drain the beef, and set it aside. In the same pot, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and add 1 chopped medium yellow onion, 2 chopped cloves of garlic, half a chopped shallot, 1 seeded and chopped red bell pepper and half a chopped and seeded jalapeno pepper. Saute the vegetables for about seven to 10 minutes.

Add 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of ground chipotle pepper and some salt to taste. Cook and stir until the spices begin sticking to the pan. Add 1 cup of burgundy wine, and cook until the liquid is reduced by approximately one half. Add 1 16-ounce can of crushed tomatoes, and bring to a boil. Stir in 1 16-ounce can of drained and rinsed black beans along with the ground beef, and simmer, partially covered, for about one hour over medium-low heat. Serve the chili with corn chips.

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