Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

I found this recipe about 25 years ago in a consumer report magazine. They were trying to find the best can chili recipe. They came up with their own and this is it. I have made this for years. It is really good. If you like it hot like I do. Add cayenne pepper or tabasco sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook beef, garlic, onion, and green pepper in a heavy skillet over med-high heat till meat is no longer pink.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Cover & reduce heat.
  5. Simmer for 45 minutes.
  6. Stir frequently.
Most Helpful

I really enjoyed this spicy chili. It was one of the best tasting chili's I've had in a long time. I didn't have green bell peppers, so I just added some celery instead, but next time I'll be sure to make this chili with some bell peppers. I think this chili would also be good as a topping for hot dogs (a.k.a.chili dogs.) Teresa, I wish I could give this recipe more than 5 stars, as that's how good it is, plus it's one mighty tasty chili. Awesome chili, thanks for sharing the recipe!

1DomesticGoddess February 08, 2015

This is a great chili recipe, even DH gave this 5 stars!!! I made this as written except I used one can of light red kidney beans and one of northern beans(what I had on hand), and I cut back on the amount of green pepper, as DH isn't a huge fan of it, but didn't seem to mind the amount I put in this chili. I also really liked using crushed tomatoes, no chunks!! Thanks for sharing the recipe Teresa!! Made for "For Your Consideration" tag game.

diner524 December 17, 2014

Awesome tasting chili and easy to put together. I used red bell pepper instead of green and mixed beans instead of kidney beans with great results. It was even better the next day!

queenbeatrice October 29, 2014