Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This recipe is the result of much trial and error, combining my favorite components of several recipes and experimenting with the spices. It makes a thick, tasty chili and is easy to make with ingredients you typically have on hand. For those of you that prefer chili without beans, you can use two cans of refried beans instead of one and there won't be any whole beans in the chili, but the flavor will be there, and it yields a thick, meaty chili.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown beef and sausage; remove meat & cook onion and garlic in pan drippings until transparent but not brown; drain. Add meat back to the pot.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for two hours, stirring frequently.