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

Everyone should have a good chili recipe and here's mine!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, cook ground beef, garlic and onion over medium heat, stirring until beef is browned, about 10 minutes.
  2. Drain well.
  3. Stir tomatoes with liquid, broth, chili powder, cumin, oregano and cayenne pepper into beef mixture.
  4. Reduce heat to low.
  5. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.
  6. Add pinto beans and salt.
  7. Cook stirring, for 15 minutes longer.
  8. note: The flavor of the chili actually improves once the ingredients blend making this the perfect do-ahead meal.
  9. Refrigerate chili until ready to use, then reheat over low heat.
Most Helpful

Very good chili! Doubled the beans and the chile powder. Instead of hamburger, I had some not-so-tender sirloin so cut in 1 inch cubes then pulsed it in my food processor about 8 times...perfectly delicious! Served with Trader Joe's cornbread.

NanaD December 16, 2004

I made this recipe to the letter except for the chopped onions, I used onion juice, as my DH will not eat anything with onion in it. This chili had a great taste, my DH said it was excellent. I think it was a little too thin, but I'm sure it can be thickened up somehow...

Terri Juwan November 13, 2004