Chunky Beef Chili

READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

From Southern Living.

Top Review by Chicagoland Chef du

This was my first attempt to make a chili completely from scratch using all these seasonings. I had always used chili beans in sauce before and jazzed it up. I have to say, we loved the seasonings in this chili recipe and felt they were spot on (even with my additions to the recipe). I halved the recipe and modified it a bit based on what I had on hand. I used ground beef, fresh garlic, onions, tomato sauce only, a 15 oz. can each: of diced tomatoes & kidney beans > cuz I like 'em! Let it simmer away until thick. Another winner RBS, thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown meat in batches in a Dutch oven over med-high heat.
  2. Remove meat, reserving drippings in Dutch oven.
  3. Add chili powder to Dutch oven; cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in tomato paste; cook 5 minutes.
  5. Add cooked beef to Dutch oven; stir in beef broth and the next 9 ingredients.
  6. Bring to a boil; lower heat to low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, 1 1/2 hours or until beef is tender.
  7. Serve with cornbread and desired toppings.

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