Potbelly’s Mouthwatering Chili Recipe

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Andrea Published: March 15, 2020 Modified: October 19, 2020
Potbelly’s Mouthwatering Chili Recipe

Chili was originally a working-class dish prepared by women in Mexico. But, throughout the years, the dish has slowly made its way into our cultural consciousness. Chili is now being served during dinners, parties, get-togethers, and even Thanksgiving.

In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make chili the Potbelly way. It’s super easy and super delicious, it will be perfect for any type of gathering.

Get your chilis ready and some pots and pans and recreate this scrumptious chili dish inspired by Potbelly. We guarantee that you’ll love it.

How To Make Potbelly’s Mouthwatering Chili

  • ¾ lb. ground chuck (preferably chuck)
  • 12 oz. canned kidney beans
  • 1 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper (chopped fine)
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp cayenne
  • 2 garlic clove (minced)
  • 18 oz canned diced tomatoes
  • 10 1/2 oz tomato sauce
  • Salt & ground black pepper (to taste)

To garnish

  • chopped cilantro
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the ground beef and veggies in oil, stirring often to keep meat from sticking or burning, until well browned or caramelized. Set aside.

  2. Using the same pot, combine spices, tomatoes, and tomato sauce together. Clean the pot if necessary.

  3. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then add the browned meat. Cover as necessary, & continue simmering for about an hour until flavors meld.

  4. Add the canned beans & season to taste with salt & pepper. Adjust accordingly.

  5. Garnish with chopped cilantro & serve immediately.

How To Make Potbelly's Mouthwatering Chili

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 10 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • ¾ lb. ground chuck, preferably chuck
  • 12 oz. canned kidney beans
  • 1 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp cayenne
  • 2 garlic clove, minced
  • 18 oz canned diced tomatoes
  • 10 1/2 oz tomato sauce
  • Salt & ground black pepper, to taste

To garnish

  • chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the ground beef and veggies in oil, stirring often to keep meat from sticking or burning, until well browned or caramelized. Set aside.

  2. Using the same pot, combine spices, tomatoes, and tomato sauce together. Clean the pot if necessary.

  3. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then add the browned meat. Cover as necessary, & continue simmering for about an hour until flavors meld.

  4. Add the canned beans & season to taste with salt & pepper. Adjust accordingly.

  5. Garnish with chopped cilantro & serve immediately.

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Commonly Asked Questions

Where Did Chili Originate?

Originally, chili con carne originated from Mexico and as immigration started happening, it became a hit to neighboring Texas. Chili con carne is a working-class dish developed by Mexican women.

 

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Conclusion

Chili is definitely is a must-have in any gathering or celebration. It's flavorful, savory, and will definitely give color to any feast.

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