Simply Put Recipes: Chili

Simply Put Recipes: Chili

It has been awfully cold here lately and I can’t help but make Chili around now. This is one of my favorites that we make.

bowl full of chili
5 from 1 vote



  • 2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 1 med Onion Chopped
  • 1 Green Pepper Chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 28 oz Diced Tomatoes Undrained
  • 19 oz Light Red Kidney Beans Undrained
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Basil
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Unsweetened Baking Cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne I like to do a heaping spoonful


  1. In 4.5 quart saucepan, cook beef, onion, green pepper, and garlic over medium-high heat until beef is brown; drain.

    cooking some chili
  2. Add spices and stir well.

  3. Stir in canned tomatoes.

  4. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 45 min to 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

  5. Stir in beans. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until desired thickness.

PS Be sure to eat some cornbread with it!

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7 thoughts on “Simply Put Recipes: Chili

    1. Ours is a melding of a family chili (no idea where mom got it from) and one the White House put out 6 years ago or so.
      We usually do a box mix for the corn muffins but I was thinking about finding a food homemade one! I’ll have to check that one out.
      We started doing muffins because they were usually moister than when we made them in a pan.

  1. That looks AMAZING right now!

    Especially after I woke up this morning and saw it was 8 degrees outside…I don’t think I have ever tried chocolate in any of my chili recipes, but I am a big fan of beans in mine.

    I think you may have sealed what we will be making this weekend in the crockpot!

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