Mike's Fantastic Chili Con Carne With Beans

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

People always rave about this chili and always ask me to make it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the ground beef and onions in a kettle until meat is brown.
  2. Drain fat.
  3. Then add the remaining ingredients, except for the flour and 1/2 cup of water.
  4. Stir to blend.
  5. Cover and simmer for 1½ hours, stirring occasionally.
  6. When done, mix the 3 tbsp of flour with the 1/2 cup of cold water into the chili, mixing well until desired thickness.
  7. Remove bay leaf and enjoy.
Most Helpful

This was the 1st time I made chili, so I followed the recipe exactly. It was very good and I had some leftover for lunch the next day, plus some for the freezer. I plan to make Left-over Chili Bake(#18046).

Carolyn Kamberlane October 11, 2002

This is my go-to chili recipe. I use one large onion, diced carrots and a whole med. size green pepper. I up the chili powder to one heaping tablespoon and I add a sliced, seeded jalapeno. I don't add the tequila or bouillon cube and I hate thickening a good recipe with flour and water. I don't rinse the two 19oz. cans of red kidneys so the starch is from the beans thickens the chili. Great to freeze!! Thanks Mike!!

MizLizE February 06, 2012

I found this recipe about a year ago and have been making this version ever since. It's very flavorful and everyone at works loves it when I bring it for potlucks. Don't cook it too long or you'll loose the freshness of the tomatoes and peppers.

matorpy February 13, 2006