- 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 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
The Best Chili I have ever eaten!
This dish was awsome! Add some home made cornbread to the side with some Sour Cream, Cheddar Cheese, and Pickeled Jalapenos on top, and it is a meal fit for a King or Queen!
-Sgtsbud, on 11/5/13
Great Flavor Chili
I have tried many different chili recipes over the years and this recipe has a wonderful flavor. I actually needed to go to the store to buy the bay leaves before starting. I was also hesitating about slicing the onions, but I following the recipe exactly and the results were excellent. This recipe is a keeper.
-Luv4tennis, on 10/19/13
The ingredients add just the right taste to this dish.
-praying diva, on 10/10/13