Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This is not a super-hot chili like many people prefer; it is a medium to mild chili for those of us who prefer their chili a little milder. (Note: This old recipe called for a #3 can of tomatoes, a small can of kidney beans, and 1/4 bottle catsup. I have translated these amounts into measurements to the best of my ability based on available information on can sizes). Preparation time includes time for chopping peppers and onions.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, fry bacon crisp and remove.
  2. Brown onions and green pepper in the bacon grease.
  3. Add ground meat and cook until browned. I use lowfat ground beef. If you do not, drain the excess grease off before proceeding.
  4. Add tomatoes, catsup, kidney beans and spices.
  5. Break up bacon and add to mixture.
  6. Simmer for an hour or so until flavors blend.