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This is a quick, easy, and flexible chili. You can vary the type of ground meat used, the varieties and amount of beans used, and the level of spiciness.
What's football season without chili? In my house of three sons, 1 son in-law, and a husband, and whoever they tag along with, I find keeping them chewing keeps the noise to a minimum. So I keep on cooking during football. It also saves on the furniture and my hardwood floors... how? They like to pound their fist on the arm of my couch and chairs, and stamp their feet on the floors. Did you say *anger management?* No, I did! :)
*I used a food processor to mince all the vegetables.
This is a great, sweet-tasting chili!
Fast, easy, and good chili my family likes! It is fast because the salsa is your chopped veggies. Easy because everything goes in the skillet.
A fall and winter favorite of our family.
I like "Chili 5 Ways" but can't make a large amount from scratch, so my version is "almost instant". For those that don't know, "Chili 5 Ways" consists of meat with chili flavor/sauce, beans, onions, pasta, cheese.
Puree the tomatoes in a blender or food processor. Brown the beef in the olive oil for 2 to 3 minutes. Add 1 Tbsp. ground cumin, the cumin and caraway seeds, and the chopped onion.
A great, different chili recipe!
This is a great recipe! I do leave out the Tabasco sauce, though. This feeds a large group.
My favorite winter soup!
A simple recipe that is also inexpensive to make.
Brown hamburger, onion, and garlic. Drain off fat. Add rest of the ingredients. Simmer 30-45 minutes.
Brown ground beef, garlic, salt and pepper. Drain grease and add meat to the slow cooker. Brown sausage, drain and add to slow cooker. Using the same pan, saute the onion and green pepper (add butter if needed) for 3-5 minutes (still crunchy) and then add to the crockpot.
Cut up bacon; cook slightly, then set aside. Brown ground beef. Add other ingredients, after first draining and mashing tomatoes so they will blend with rest of ingredients.
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I make a huge batch of chili with no beans. I split the batch in half and add beans to one half, leaving the other half with no beans in it (don't add beans until after the chili is made). Everyone has their own favorite chili recipe, so I won't give mine. Either serve it as is, or use the variations I have listed:
By Cricket from Parkton, NC
When I make Chili, I start with 5 pounds of ground chuck, 2 (gallon) cans of red beans or kidney beans, and 2 (gallon) cans of tomatoes. Add onions and bell peppers according to your taste. Also add chili powder to your liking. Or, if you are like me and don't care for chili powder, use crushed red peppers for a little bite. This makes a huge soup kettle full.
Enjoy a meal from it, then cool the rest. Pour enough for a meal into gallon ziplocks. Lay the bag down and let the chili fill the bag nearly to the ziplock edge to eliminate as much air as possible. Seal the bags and lay on cookie sheets in the freezer until they are frozen. Once frozen, set them on edge in your freezer inside a plastic shopping bag. This keeps them handy and also protects them from getting holes rubbed in the bags.
This is a great way to feed unexpected guests on a cold winter's night in the minimum of time. You can thaw them quickly in warm water in the sink, then heat in a pot or the microwave.
By Harlean from AR
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Can someone please give me a recipe for chili? Thanks.
By Joyce Lambert from Atmore, Al
I use my family chili recipe handed down four generations.
Cincinnati Chili (where my g.grandmother lived)
2 lg. cans Franco American Spaghetti
1 large cut up onion
4 cans dk red kidney beans
4 cans tomatoes (I prefer stewed)
2 lbs. ground beef (cooked and drained)
Sugar to taste
In one large kettle, add all ingredients and stir together. Cook until onions are clear.
If you use stewed tomatoes, it has bell peppers in it and that tastes extra good which is modifying the recipe to suit myself. I add sugar to taste in my own bowl as some members of family likes to add chili powder for variety in their own bowl. The leftovers are even better the next day.
This a chili recipe that my mom handed down to me and everyone loves it! What's even better is that it is so easy and the ingredients are simple:
3 cans of beans of your choice (15 oz. and you can even substitute canned corn for one of them, I prefer dark red kidney beans)
2 15oz. cans stewed tomatoes
15oz. can tomato sauce
pinch of red chili pepper (depending on how spicy you want it)
1- 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
2 tbsp. chili powder (you might need to add more so do a taste test)
salt to taste
Cook hamburger and onion in deep pan. Reduce heat to simmer and drain fat. Add salt and chili powder. Add beans, stewed tomatoes, and tomato sauce and stir. Let simmer. If the sauce is too thin, I bring it to a boil and add cornstarch.
1 lb. Ground Beef and 1 large Onion. Brown then add 1 6 0z. can tomato paste and fill that can with 3 cans water. 1 tbsp. Chili powder, salt to taste and spaghetti spices. Cook till thick and then add 1 can Red Kidney Beans. Quick and easy. I serve over Rice or Elbows. My mom always doubled the recipe and had first with rice and a few days later over elbows. Delish. Quick and Easy.
This is our favorite. Brown ground beef, adding in chili powder and cumin to taste. You can saute your diced onions in with ground beef if you want.
Put browned meat into crockpot along with 2 big cans of tomato sauce, one can of diced tomatoes with jalapenos, 3 to 4 cans mild chili beans, package of chili-o, more cumin and chili powder till right taste for your family. Let simmer in crockpot 2 hours on high 4 on low till tastes have melded.
I think my Mom's is the easiest of all, and I love it. I serve it with rice, spaghetti, or plain in a bowl with cornbread.
Brown 1/3 to 1 pound ground beef, then drain and rinse with hot water to take away all fat. I use less, Mom used more.
You can also chop and saute an onion, that's optional. Add one can of chili beans (same aisle, same price as other beans, sometimes marked "beans in chili gravy") and one can of chopped tomatoes.
Cook till it's all hot and you're ready to eat. Try this one, I think you'll like it. A friend of mine just mixes the chili beans and the tomatoes, then adds rice. No meat at all.
I am looking for a recipe for chili like the kind Junior's puts on its burgers and fries.
GK from Winnipeg, Canada
I'm a Winnipegger living in California and Junior's is one of the places I miss the most ! Hope someone out there has that recipe !!!
Good luck, folks... I'm down in the US Southland and have never heard of Junior's, but if I could taste it I could probably come close to duplicating it. What can you identify in it? Is it sweet, hot and spicy, is there a hint of vinegar? Heavy on tomato or mustard? Is the meat all beef, or does it seem to contain pork or chicken or something? There's a guy near my town who makes hotdog chili without meat using potatoes, and a lot of folks like it (I was not impressed, but then I make the best hotdog chili on the planet).
30 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
2 yellow onions, finely minced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 kg (2 lbs) lean ground beef
30 ml (2 tbsp) chili powder
15 ml (1 tbsp) ground cumin
15 ml (1 tbsp) dried oregano leaves
10 ml (2 tsp) unsweetened cocoa powder
10 ml (2 tsp) salt
5 ml (1 tsp) celery seeds
5 ml (1 tsp) turmeric
5 ml (1 tsp) cinnamon
2 ml (1/2 tsp) hot red pepper flakes
500 ml (2 cups) tomato juice
500 ml (2 cups) canned beef broth
60 ml (1/4 cup) cornmeal
Heat oil in Dutch oven set over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until translucent, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
Add ground beef and cook until brown, stirring frequently, about 8 minutes.
Combine chili powder with ground cumin, oregano, cocoa, salt, celery seeds, turmeric, cinnamon and hot red pepper flakes. Mix into ground beef and stir for 3 minutes. Add tomato juice and broth and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Reduce heat and simmer until liquid is reduced by 1/3, about 1 1/2 hours. Add cornmeal and stir for 2 minutes.
Can be prepared ahead. Cool slightly, then cover and freeze in airtight container up to 2 months or refrigerate up to 3 days. Warm over medium-low heat.
I am looking for a white chili recipe. Can someone help me out?
By Marie G W.
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Brown hamburger, onion, salt, and pepper. Mix beans, tomato paste, chili powder, and 2 cans water. Bring to a boil; add meat mixture. Simmer 30 minutes.
By Robin from Washington, IA