Total Time
3hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This is a good meal on a cold winter's day

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the beef and drain the fat off.
  2. Crumble the cooked beef into pea size pieces.
  3. In a large pot, combine the beef plus the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer over low heat.
  4. Cook stirring every 15 minutes for 2-3 hours.
Most Helpful

Good, but fairly spicy for me!!! Has lots of good chili flavor though!

Indiana Nurse November 10, 2002

Excellent chili recipe, although the 5 minute prep is more like 35. Also, this makes a LOT of chili. I could barely fit all of this in my pot. My variations include the following:

1) Use extra lean ground beef and do NOT drain the fat
2) Get rid of the yucky canned beans liquid
3) Use a 29 oz can of crushed tomatoes instead of tomato sauce
4) Use 2 cups of Trader Joes beef bouillon instead of water
5) Skip the salt altogether
6) Use 1 Jalapeno instead of 2 green chilis
7) Add 2 green peppers chopped, 4 cloves of garlic, and 1 pound sliced sweet sausage (browned first to facilitate cutting)
8) After browning the meats and cooking the vegetables, I transferred everything into a slow cooker for 3 hours of more uniform cooking on high.

It was delicious -- definitely not too spicy for my wife's delicate palette. For me, I added hot sauce in my separate bowl. Enjoy!!

Deuxfesses December 27, 2010

By far one of the best child's that I have eaten. I added a can of drained corn at the end and drained the bean juice. My kids and husband loved it. Made cornbread along with it.

Posiespocketbook January 01, 2014