Just Your Good Ol' Chili

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by dawnie2u

My family loves this chili. For some reason, people do not always like kidney beans, but love other beans. I like to use all black beans, all pinto beans, or a mixture of half and half. This freezes very well, and is great with a nice corn bread and salad.

Top Review by linguinelisa

This is a really good chili recipe. I cut the recipe in half and left out the cilantro and it worked out fine. I decided to use a can of kidney beans and a can of black beans. The recipe didn't say whether to cover the chili while it simmered so I did and it thickened up nicely. Made for Bargain Basement cooking tag game..

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the ground beef in a very large heavy soup pot, drain off fat and return beef to pot.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally so beans do not scorch.
  3. Cook, stirring every 15 minutes, for 2 hours.
  4. Add cilantro leaves and serve, or portion out and freeze.

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