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Making Good Red Chili

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There are so many chili recipes and variations out there. Good red chili is an old fashioned staple of many childhoods; with red beans, tomato sauce and ground beef. This is a page about making good red chili.


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This is a basic recipe for yummy red chili. Very easy to make, and freezes well.

Total Time: Around 45 minutes

Yield: Around 15 servings


  • 2-2 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 cans (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cans (15.5 oz) chili beans in sauce
  • 2 cans (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 3 medium yellow onions, chopped
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp dried basil
  • 2 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 6 cups water


  1. In a large pot, cook your ground beef until brown; drain the fat.
  2. Chop the onions and peppers.
  3. Add your crushed tomatoes, beans, and tomato paste, onions, peppers, seasonings and water.
  4. Stir well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20-25 minutes.*
  5. Garnish with cheese and enjoy!

*You could also add all of your ingredients to a crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

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April 11, 20160 found this helpful

I thought my chili was good. I will try some stuff out of yours. I rated.

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