Chili for 50!

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by Special Ed

I concocted this one for a Lenten Series dinner at church in 2007. It is pretty basic, uses readily available ingredients, and minimal preparation time.

Top Review by Colin K.

This was a very good and easy to fix chili recipe. I added more beans to it and used tomato purée rather tomato sauce. Plus, I used a little over 6 lbs of ground beef. Everyone loved it. I'm not exactly sure how many we fed as I didn't count plates but it was in the range of 35 to 45.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If necessary, split between 2 large stock pots, splitting ingredients as you add them.
  2. Brown beef and sausage.
  3. Add onion and garlic, saute until translucent.
  4. Add tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, chiles and spices.
  5. Simmer at least 30-45 minutes.
  6. Add kidney beans 15 minutes before finishing.
  7. Serve hot, garnished with sour cream, chopped onions, hot sauce, or cheddar cheese.

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