Total Time
3hrs 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs 30 mins

This is the recipe for chili that I grew up with. A great fall & winter recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a dutch oven, brown the ground beef with onion and celery and drain any excess fat from the meat.
  2. Add remaining ingredients (tomato paste through 4 cups of water) EXCEPT macaroni.
  3. Simmer for at least 3 hours.
  4. Prepare the macaroni according to package directions (cook in additional salted water).
  5. Drain macaroni and add to chili.
  6. Simmer this mixture for an additional 15 to 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

Yes, it is SO midwest...from whence I come. And I love it. Pure comfort food; mild and satisfying. With Fritos, of COURSE. :-)

BarbryT October 02, 2007