Sooz's Chili (Ground Beef and Beans)

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by Sooz Cooks

Although I have modified it some, I’ve been making this chili since 1977 when my then fiancé asked me to please use his ex-wife’s recipe for chili because he didn’t like mine as well! Guess we know why I didn’t marry HIM! I know that there are a ton of Chili recipes on this board, but I'd like to have mine out there too for my family to have access to. I have two recipes for chili: this one (which is a bit sweeter and fairly mild) and one made with brisket. This is the one I make when I am in a hurry and I used it to make A Good Things Hully Gully (Frito Chili Salad) Hully Gully (Frito Chili Salad). I also serve this over corn bread or rolled in flour tortillas as burritos.

Top Review by Elly in Canada

Thanks SoozieQ for a quick and easy chili! I added a diced onion, more cumin (because I love it in chili!) two tablespoons of chili powder and a heaping teaspoon of sugar; I forgot the Worcestershire sauce!! I like lots of beans in chili so added two 19 ounce cans of romano beans (rinsed and drained) and a large can of diced tomatoes. I added a sliced hot Italian sausage I had to use up, and a half teaspoon of pepper and dried crushed chilies. A great tasting chili!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a Dutch oven or large saucepan brown ground beef. In the last few minutes drain off the excess fat.
  2. Add cumin, garlic, paprika, oregano, onion powder, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, salt, sugar, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and diced tomatoes and mix well.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  5. Add both cans of beans with their liquid.
  6. Cover and simmer for an additional hour (or more!).
  7. Serve in bowls over crumbled corn bread topped with shredded cheese and onions (for those who like onions).
  8. ****Sometimes I just brown the ground beef, add all of the rest of the the ingredients and then dump everything in a crock pot to simmer on low all day.***.

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