- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1/4 cup cooking oil
- 2 (16 ounce) cans dark red kidney beans, drained
- 2 large onions, sliced
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 (16 ounce) can tomato, chopped
- 8 ounces tomato sauce
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2 - 4 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes
- 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- dash of paprika, to taste
- dash of cayenne pepper, to taste
Sauté onions, green bell pepper, and garlic in oil. Add beef and brown. Add everything else. Simmer 1 1/2 hours. Remove bay leaf before serving. For condiments use grated Cheddar cheese, onions, and sour cream. Serve with cornbread.
I love this recipe, I substituted the meat with cauliflower, added 1/2 cup of milk, and used carrots instead of onions. My guests and grandchildren loved it. My youngest grandson Rusty (he's 6), ate 3 bowls full, and always asks me to make it for him when he comes over.
-Daniel, on 12/29/15
Great aND easy.
Substituted 1 35 ounce can of Italian tomatoes, which I chopped, Didn't have tomato sauce or tomatoes as per recipe. It worked beautifully. 2 of us ate it all with the exception of 2 cups. We were pigging out to say the least. I also thickened it at the end with a cornstarch rue. 2 glasses of wine each and a perfect meal!
-Pink, on 7/21/15
I substituted one can of red beans for a can of refried beans, makes a really good difference and flavor to the chil
-Jcape, on 3/11/15
Served this at a dinner. Every single bit was finished. I had no leftovers. Used 15 oz can of tomato sauce and added 1/2 bottle of beer and an extra can of black beans. Great recipe!
-ChiliMaker, on 10/5/14
It is sooooo good! It's really easy and quick! A very nice out of the hat dinner!
-janeureeh, on 9/8/14
Now, my new chili recipe! Did not deviate from the recipe-except I used 3 fresh tomatoes in place of the canned tomatoes. Used canned tomato sauce.
-Tina, on 3/25/14
I use this same basic recipe. But I add a little cumin and a bottle of dark beer.
-B8hoven, on 2/11/14
I substituted 2 large, peeled sweet potatoes, that were chopped in cubes for the ground beef. Wonderful!
-Jan, on 1/22/14
It's the way I've made it for 70 years, and my mom before that!
-Barb, on 1/17/14
Simply the Best
This is so much like my own Chili recipe, except rather than 8 oz of tomato sauce I substitute 8 oz of Chili Sauce and a tablespoon of cocoa powder. We love our chili on the spicy side - so extra chili powder, garbanzo beans and a pinch of cumin round it out. Great on a 'chilly' afternoon! Served wih OTC Oyster crackers and some sharp cheddar! WOWSA!
-BA, on 1/3/14