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A good coverage of rain can be expected tonight into Friday as a rather strong upper level disturbance moves in from the west. Some of the rains Friday will be locally heavy with the potential for 1-2 inches of rain in some spots. Drier and cooler air will take over Friday night into Sunday.
Texas Beef Council celebrates American Heart Month
Cowboy Beef & Black Bean Chili
Ingredients2 lbs. lean ground beef (95% lean) 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1-1/2 cups chopped onion 2 Tbsp. minced garlic2 medium yellow bell peppers, chopped1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded, finely chopped 1/4 cup chili powder1 Tbsp. ground cumin1 tsp. dried oregano leaves, crushed 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves, crushed1/8 tsp. ground red pepper1 can (28 oz.) low sodium crushed tomatoes, undrained 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) chili-seasoned or zesty-style diced tomatoes, undrained 1 can (14 to 14-1/2 oz.) low sodium ready-to-serve beef broth 12 oz. dark beer 1/3 cup tomato paste1 Tbsp. honey 2 cans (15 oz. each) black beans, rinsed, drained chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
Brown ground beef in stockpot over medium heat 8 to10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up into 3/4-inch crumbles. Remove from stockpot with slotted spoon. Set aside. Pour off drippings.
Heat oil in same stockpot over medium heat until hot. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until onions are tender. Add bell peppers and jalapeo; cook and stir 4 to 5 minutes or until peppers are tender.
Return beef crumbles to stockpot. Add chili powder, cumin, oregano, thyme and red pepper; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, broth, beer, tomato paste and honey; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 45 minutes. Uncover stockpot; continue simmering 30 minutes or until thickened to desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans; cook 5 to 10 minutes or until beans are heated through. Season with salt and black pepper, as desired. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.