Ready in 45 minutes
This is my maternal grandmother's recipe for chili. It's not hot, but very flavorful and extremely easy to make!
"I was thinking of adding my own recipe but this is almost exactly the same as my recipe! The only difference is I add 1 28oz crushed tomatoes instead of 1 8oz paste and throw in 1 cup of elbow macaroni. I also use crushed red pepper instead of cayenne and some brown sugar to offset the spice. Grandmas know best!"- Kahala
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Cook and stir ground beef, onion, garlic, and bell pepper in large dutch oven or stew pot set over medium-high heat until meat is brown and vegetables are tender. Drain off fat. Stir in remaining ingredients except beans and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans; heat through.
Serve immediately or refrigerate for 24 hours to allow the flavors to develop more. Serve with cornbread and bread -n- butter pickles, or top with your favorite chili toppings.
Makes 4 servings.
This is also an easy recipe to add to or change. You can add new ingredients, i.e. a small can of diced green chilis, a half stalk of diced celery, or change the type of beans, or turn up the heat by changing the chili powder to a hotter chili powder, or adding some crushed red pepper, or using more cayenne pepper.
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tbachus 1 weeks agoDelicious! Even my 5yr old who is a picky eater asked for seconds..will definitely be making this again
LauraR1964 1 weeks agoIt is easy to make in the slow cooker, just cook on low for four hours. I also use hot peppers in place of chili powder and add 2 cans of beans to 1.5 lbs of lean ground meat. I also use about a half teaspoon of paprika instead of the cayenne pepper.
recipe4us 1 month agoLoved this! Followed recipe exactly with the exception of leaving out the bell pepper, as my husband doesn't like them. Thanks for sharing this!
naomigibbon 1 month agoI love this its so easy and everyone loves it. I freeze the left over and have it with jacket potatoe which is lush
Tiamo66 6 months agoNeeds Rotel tomatoes they are very hot so skip cyenne.FYI
Valerie411 6 months agoGreat tasting recipe! Substituted ground turkey and added corn with the beans. Served it with green chile corn bread! Great meal!
Kendra_InTheKitchen 8 months agoWoohoo! Great chili! Thank you for posting. I used ground chicken and omitted the cayenne so that it wouldn't be too spicy for the kids (but would be really awesome for my hubbie and me). My two year old twins seemed pretty excited to eat it. :) Will definitely make again. Big hit.
BobbyP 8 months agoVery good chili. Easy and quick to make. The only thing I may change next time is to increase the tomato sauce and eliminate the diced tomatoes as I don't like tomato chunks in chili - just a personal preference.
flanchick 8 months agoVery Good! Easy & tasty. I am printing this recipe and would make it again.
jjb468 9 months agoExcellent recipe, I added two pieces of hot sausage to it also. Either way the best I have ever had.
beckyann2012 9 months agoVery good! This is now going to be my go to chili.
momeara 10 months agoI tried this recipe for the first time tonight. Awesome tasting chili. Seasoned just right. I would definitely make it again.
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adrienne81 10 months agoThis was ok...I'll probably keep searching for that 'perfect' go-to chili recipe.
mindyerinklepic-byrne 10 months agoBig fans of this one:-) :-)
gldeagle50 10 months agoVery easy. Very good. Good by itself or as a base to tailor to your taste.
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Jimbomaz 12 months agoAmazing!! Just enough spice and very tasty. The whole family loves it. Thank you!