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

I have made this for years and everyone loves it. I add more tomato sauce then called for and spices depending how spicy you like it. I also double the recipe so we can eat it more than one day. I also use 3-15 oz cans of tomato sauce based on me doubling this recipe and because we like it juicy. If you would like you can top with shredded cheddar cheese.. I make this with grilled cheese and pb&j spriral's for a complete meal. If you want to up the heat, add a can of chili's and put more chili powder

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook meat and onion and green pepper until meat is browned and vegetables under tender. Drain.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients and cover and simmer for 1 hour. Remove Bay leaf when finished.


Most Helpful

Very nice chili recipe, similar to how I make my chili. I did double the recipe and added the extra tomato sauce and spices as Faith58 suggested in her description. A great versatile recipe that will suit many different tastes. Thank you for sharing!

lauralie41 December 11, 2005

I am choosing not to rate this because my family and I didn't like it and the other two reviewers left five star reviews. I think that this would be fine for non-chili lovers but it didn't have a true chili taste in my husband's opinion. I don't really like chili so I felt it was best to not rate it. It tasted like chili con carne with tomatoes.

Petite Mommy December 08, 2005

This was so very good. I doubled the recipe, adding an extra can of beans (I used pinto) and subbing crushed tomatoes for some of the stewed tomatoes. Instead of a chili powder blend, I simply used a large amount of ground New Mexico chiles and some ground Ancho chiles. This recipe is proof that you don't need a long list of ingredients to make some great chili--thanks for posting it!

GaylaJ December 01, 2005

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