Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This chili is great with or without beans. I prefer without, but my family prefers with. It's an adaptation of Wic Fowlers chili mix. I measured the ingredients one time and added my own touches to change the recipe to our taste. You can speed up cooking time using the pressure cooker for 15 minutes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef.
  2. Add tomato sauce, tomatoes and water.
  3. Stir in the onion, garlic and seasonings.
  4. Add beans and simmer 30- 45 minutes.
  5. Serve with saltine crackers to crush into the chili.
Most Helpful

this is pure comfort food, and is very similat to the way i make mine, so of course we loved it. i used freh chopped onions and 2 jalapenos, seeded and diced. i also used chipolte chili powder, 3 tbsp, nicely spicy. delicious, easy and dinner in an hr and a half start it up and relax, i stirred every 20 minutes or so

chia April 14, 2003

I have so many different chili recipes I use (it's one of my all-time favorite meals) and I came across this and decided to try it after seeing the delicious looking photos of it! I made it for husband and I last week and we both LOVED IT!!! I did make a few small changes - but left "basic" recipe as is. I used 1.5 lbs of beef because that's what I had in my fridge (rather than 2 lbs), I pureed my can of diced tomatos in my food chopper as hubby doesn't like chunks of tomato and I added 1/2 green pepper (diced) to the chili because I like to get some veggies somewhere in my meals! I also let it simmer for MUCH longer (almost 4 hours) to "merry" all of the tastes more.... it was SO perfect and will definitely make it again. We added a bit of grated mexican cheese on the top... and had garlic sticks on the side! We had it for leftovers the next day (lunch) and it was even BETTER!! Yum!!!!!

ErikaNY July 16, 2006

I made one small change, adding fresh onion in lieu of dried. This came together easily and is very tasty. This may be my fall-back go-to recipe from now on. Thanks PanNan - this isn't the first of your recipes that I've thoroughly enjoyed.

Southern Lady December 09, 2013