Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is my family's favorite Chili. We serve this over Spaghetti. Can be served with Cheddar Cheese, Kidney Beans, Onions and Oyster Crackers

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 4 quart saucepot, add ground beef to water. Stir until beef separates to a fine texture. Boil slowly for half an hour.
  2. Add all other ingredients. Stir to blend, bringing to a boil; reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about 3 hours.
  3. Last hour, pot may be covered after desired consistency is reached.
  4. Chili should be refrigerated overnight so that fat can be skimmed from the top before reheating.
  5. If you use very lean (95% or higher) beef you may not need to skim.
Most Helpful

My husband had prepared this recipe for dinner and mentioned he only cooked it for an hour(instead of 3hrs.) since he had not read the instructions, and it was delicious. Simmering for three hours will be fabulous the next time! Thanks in Festus, MO

cota39 July 26, 2001

Very good. I substituted 1 can tomato soup for 1 8oz can of tomato sauce. Made the contrasts sweeter.

Fred August 10, 2001

This is one of the best chili recipes I've ever had. I always make a double batch and freeze 1/2 in individual containers!

Jill2 January 07, 2002