My Favorite Chili

Total Time
1 hr
3 hrs

This is the only chili recipe I've used for the last 8 years or so. I think its pretty outstanding. I vary the hot ingredients depending on who will be eating it and the mood I'm in. I've also used ground venison and it was just as good.

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  1. In a large kettle, stir fry the onion, green pepper, celery and garlic in the vegetable oil for about 8 minutes or until tender.
  2. Add the ground beef and cook until done.
  3. Drain.
  4. Return meat to kettle, add remainder of ingredients (and kidney beans) and enough water to come to the top of the chili ingredients.
  5. Stir til mixed completely.
  6. Simmer on low heat, uncovered for at least 3 hours.
  7. Top with cheddar cheese and sour cream if desired.