Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Every year in my area there is a city wide chili cookoff. My group has won 3 years in a row. This is my recipe (although I have scaled it down, we usually buy 30 lbs hamburger). It is hearty and easy, even my kids will eat it. I add fresh mushrooms to mine at home and add a bit more spice. If you can don't skimp on the ground sirloin, it is so much better than the cheaper stuff.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown hamburger, onion, green pepper and garlic, then drain(there isn't usually much to drain with the ground sirloin).
  2. In large pot, dump in meat mixture.
  3. Add both beans, water, tomatoes and tomato sauce.
  4. Add spices and stir.
  5. Add brown sugar and stir.
  6. Cook for 20-30 minutes.
  7. Serve with cheddar cheese, sour cream, crackers.


Most Helpful

I like this recipe as I love chili! I added cuisinart chopped carrots for more veggies and prefer it with added beef broth and low on the tomato sauce. I add at the end a favorite fresh salsa that includes the chopped tomatoes. the second day it gets better! Chopped fresh cilantro makes a finely tuned finish! Serve with guests able to add chili flacks for more spiceyness!

Cheri H. March 27, 2016

I made this chili in the crock pot and it was delicious. I added a beef bullion cube and extra water. I will definitely make this again!

Suzy White Lindblom February 21, 2016

This really is freaking delicious! I made it for a work chili cook-off. It didn't win but got some compliments and I personally ate all the leftovers the same day! My parents liked it better than the chili they have been making for years. Its was super easy as well and I'm a lazy 25 year old who doesn't usually cook so I would recommend it!!

hochhau2 November 21, 2013

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