Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

We lovingly refer to this as "German Chili" in our family. My grandmother started putting potatoes in her chili and my father won't eat it any other way. People think it sounds crazy until they have a bite! Give it a try!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown hamburger and onions. Salt and pepper to taste. Put into large stew pot.
  2. Add in all remaining ingredients and stir well. Cook over medium heat about an hour or until potatoes are tender. Add water occansionally if needed.


Most Helpful

This is the way I have ate chili my whole life. It's how it was made by my Mom & it was also a huge hit in my grandparents cafe-always a customer favorite on their menu. It's all I know as far as chili is concerned. Outstanding recipe! My chili varies from one prep to the next; I love to add new things & modify it according to my mood & cravings, but one thing that never changes is that the potatoes always make it in the pot! :)

shawnscentz January 04, 2013

I've been making this exact same recipe for a long time. Except I use a large can of Tomato Juice instead of Tomato paste and water. Which i guess pretty much turns out to be the same thing. I love German Chili, it is the only way that I make it. In fact my BF has never liked chili until I made this recipe. Love it, Love it, Love it!!!

Melissa S. October 22, 2008

This was a good chili. With the addition of the potato, it was almost like a stew. I'll make this again! Thanks.

cookn4mytwins November 06, 2007

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