Grandma's Chili

This is my maternal grandmother's recipe for chili. It's not hot, but very flavorful and extremely easy to make!

(4.8, 90) 93% would make again
Yield: 4

Cuisine: American-South   Main Ingredient: Ground Beef


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Great recipe!! I add some water, and extra spices because I don't such a thick chili but it is a wonderful recipe! My families favorite!!
kissablecupcake , 3m ago

I need to say also. This is on of the best recipes I ever made of chili. My wife loved it and while I don't like spicy this was really good
aldrichmh , 1y ago

My husband and I really enjoy this one to base our chili mix off of. We did change some things to the actual recipe as a whole, though: We recently added jalapeno rounds to the beef while browning and the flavor infused into the meat was amazing. Also used some smoked paprika with regular. Lastly, we use tomato juice instead of sauce/tomatoes. Chili mix is great though. YUM!
kellymcmullen , 1y ago

Awesome recipe!! I've been on the hint for a good chili and I've found it!! My kids and husband love it!!
kissablecupcake , 1y ago

Very good recipe! Tweaked it a bit - I like adding Rotel tomatoes - actually added in addition to what was in the recipe. No Cayenne or Paprika, adjusted the chili powder. Family loved it. Thanks!
lifeimproves , 1y ago

308wirenut , 2y ago

Awesome base recipe!
bml2217 , 2y ago

Turned out pretty good! My 2 & 3 year old really loved it... They kept saying "it tastes good mommy" as they ate it
mrsepiphany , 2y ago

Easy to make. Everyone liked it.
dixiedistler , 2y ago

Another great batch of chili my friend!! Thank you for sharing such a tasty receipt!!!
mississippimule , 2y ago

My husband and I really enjoyed it. I followed the recipe exactly except for the diced tomatoes. I used the rotel diced tomatoes as someone else suggested in the reviews and it was really good. It actually tasted the best on day three when we took it to work for lunch. I will definetly make this recipe again. Oh also i did not include the cayenne because I added the rotel tomatoes.
adina1029 , 2y ago

Awesome chili! I made it today and its really tasteful the cayenne added a bit to much heat for my hubby so i added sugar to balance it out.. camw out wonderful!!
jacksss , 2y ago

Everyone love this chili. I have none left!!
cakek08 , 2y ago

I have made this my go-to chili and I always get rave reviews. I sometimes use bison but mostly grass-fed beef and with either it is absolutely delicious! Thank you!
jpmck1224 , 2y ago

Delicious and easy, best chili yet! Browning the veggies with the meat added a depth of flavor. Used a bag of frozen chopped onions and peppers. Cooked in crock pot on low for 6 hr. Will make again.
lynn1775 , 2y ago

Delicious! Even my 5yr old who is a picky eater asked for seconds..will definitely be making this again
tbachus , 2y ago

It 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.
laurar1964 , 2y ago

Loved this! Followed recipe exactly with the exception of leaving out the bell pepper, as my husband doesn't like them. Thanks for sharing this!
recipe4us , 2y ago

I love this its so easy and everyone loves it. I freeze the left over and have it with jacket potatoe which is lush
naomigibbon , 2y ago

Needs Rotel tomatoes they are very hot so skip cyenne.FYI
tiamo68 , 2y ago

Great tasting recipe! Substituted ground turkey and added corn with the beans. Served it with green chile corn bread! Great meal!
valerie411 , 2y ago

Woohoo! 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.
kendra_inthekitchen , 3y ago

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