Grandma's Chili

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86 review(s) averaging 4.8. 94% would make again

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

"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

Ingredients

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1 pound ground beef; (ground chuck preferred)
1 cup onion; (about 1 medium) chopped
3 cloves garlic; (up to 4 cloves), minced
1 cup bell pepper; green or red (about 1 large) chopped
1 28-oz can diced tomatoes; (or two 14 oz cans)
1 can (8 oz) Tomato sauce
2 tablespoons chili powder; more or less to taste
1 teaspoon table salt
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon Paprika
1/2 teaspoon Cumin
1 15.5-oz can kidney beans; drained and rinsed

Original recipe makes 4

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Preparation

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.

Notes

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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with cheese, sour cream and corn chip garnish. photo by cynlor cynlor

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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 1 week 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 5 months ago
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308wirenut 6 months ago
Awesome base recipe!
bml2217 6 months 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 7 months ago
Easy to make. Everyone liked it.
dixiedistler 8 months ago
Another great batch of chili my friend!! Thank you for sharing such a tasty receipt!!!
MississippiMule 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago
Everyone love this chili. I have none left!!
CakeK08 9 months ago
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