Classic Chili

Adapted from The Best Classic Chili
Serves 4-6

1 medium yellow onion -diced
1 pound ground beef
2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1 (15 oz.) can petite diced tomatoes
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce

Add beef to a Dutch oven or large pot and sauté over medium-high heat breaking it up with a wooden spoon  until it is no longer pink. Add the onion. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the chili powder, cumin, sugar, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and optional cayenne. Stir until well combined.

Add the broth, diced tomatoes (with their juice), drained beans, and tomato sauce. Stir well.

Bring to a low boil. Then reduce the heat to low and gently simmer the chili, for a minimum of 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve with cheese and avocado slices or whatever you like!