Mom's Chili

READY IN: 1hr 35mins
Recipe by Caryn

This is the chili recipe that my mom has made for our family since I was a child. This recipe is not spicy nor is it bound together with tomato sauce/paste.

Top Review by Evie3234

This is the type of chili I like, not too hot and not overpowered with tomatoes. I had just over a lb of ground beef, kept all the ingredient amounts the same except the wine (I used 3/4 cup_ and only used 1 tsp of the oregano. Thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot, saute oil, onion, garlic, and ground chuck until the ground chuck is brown (drain off oil if you desire at this point).
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve chili powder in boiling water.
  3. Add chili powder/water mixture to the meat mixture; mix well.
  4. Add tomatoes, salt, oregano, and basil to the meat mixture; mix well.
  5. Simmer covered over low heat for 1 hour.
  6. Stir in red wine and kidney beans.
  7. Simmer uncovered over low heat for another 20 minutes.

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