Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This was a friend's recipe that I modified so much I now call it my own. It is great on chilly days, but we have it in the summer also. You can make it as hot as you like, but with 4 kids, I have to keep it on the mild side. With a nice warm loaf of home baked bread, it is a hearty meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown meat over medium heat in a large pot or dutch oven and drain grease.
  2. Add Onion and Garlic and when transparent, add Chili Powder.
  3. Cook about 5 minutes and then add remaining ingredients.
  4. Simmer, uncovered for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until desired consistency.
  5. Serve with cheese, onions and sour cream for toppings if desired.


Most Helpful

Ya got a great little chili dish here, Karen! I used ground beef, great northern's, kidney's, and a few left-over chili beans. Made a tasty concoction!! Nice and easy to put together, then, let simmer till ready. We sure enjoyed. Thanks for sharing... Laudee

Laudee January 23, 2004

Excellent chili! Dh made a real pig of himself. Simmering it made all the difference between this and ho-hum chili. When I cleaned up after dinner, I noticed Dh's spoon hadn't been used. I asked him what he ate his chili with. "My fork," was his answer. Apparently he used the corn muffins to soak up the sauce. Thanks for a contented Dh.

sugarpea October 20, 2003

This chili just hits the spot on a cold January evening! I made exactly per Karen's perfect instructions, using cannellini beans, kidney beans and crushed red pepper. The shredded sharp cheddar, green onion and sour cream toppings make this chili over the top! Thanks so much, Karen!

Bev January 08, 2009

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