Total Time
3hrs 40mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This chili recipe is so good! It did not come from a written recipe so I don't have exact measurements.I just add what's needed until it tastes right.I usually make the pinto beans from a leftover spiral ham bone (saving the liquid from the bottom of the pan the ham was cooked in-liquid gold I call it-adding to the chili also)and have the beans for dinner one night and chili the next.there's only 3 in my family so it works out just right!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown beef and pork.
  2. Drain.
  3. Steam or boil the browned meat to remove the fat (please don't skip this step or your chili will be GREASY!).
  4. Drain meat again and place back in pan and add onion, celery, green pepper, and some of the dry seasonings above to season the meat mixture.
  5. Add all ingredients except beans to a large pot.
  6. Simmer on low for 2-3 hours,adding beans the last half hour of cooking time.


Most Helpful

This isn't a recipe, it's a list of ingredients. If it doesn't taste good, is it the recipe's fault or my fault? Make the recipe and measure out the ingredients so we can approximate what you've done.

BBQ & Beer October 24, 2002

Great recipe. A good cook can make a great dish with just the basic ingredients. I made a few changes. I did not have any beer so I substituted the beer for about 1/4tsp of "Liquid Smoke". Wow, great chili. Thanks.

wines_57 March 15, 2009

Since there were no exact measurements, we had to guess & adjust everything. Using those ingredients though, was a success & the taste was very enjoyable, with a nice kick. However, it could have been a little thicker by adding a thickening agent. If you're doing this recipe because of the low calories shown-DON'T! I figured them out & they are over 10 times the amount. My husband has added his own version, with exact measurements, & it will be showing up in the next few days under - "Chili Lover's Chili 1"

NolaCherie January 05, 2003

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