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

5 5

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!

5 5

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.

5 5

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!