My Neighbor Renee's Perfect Chili!

READY IN: 3hrs 5mins
Recipe by Liza at

There are a bajillion chili recipes on here, but this is my fave. My neighbor Renee, a Midwestern gal, made this for Halloween a few years ago and i fell in love. Didn't know I loved chili so much! Posted at the request of another great gal...ncmysteryshopper! Update 10/7: ncmysteryshopper had some difficulty finding some of these specialized pinto beans so she created a similar chili with the same flavors, but without the fancy beans. For those of you in a non-pinto friendly area, you can give her Sexy, Spicy Chili for the Gourmet Cowgirl - Wstrn North Carolina a try-looks yummy too!!

Top Review by DriaDB

Testing. Loooove this chili.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown meat in skillet and then meanwhile heat up a dutch oven.
  2. In dutch oven, saute onion and peppers in olive oil til softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and cans of tomatoes, cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add cans of beans to tomato mixture and when meat is done browning, add as well.
  5. Add salt, pepper, and other seasonings to taste.
  6. Simmer 2 hours before serving.
  7. This is great frozen in 4 serving portions to reheat later.
  8. Yummy with cornbread!

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