Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

After testing out a number of chili recipes, none were quite what I was looking for. I decided to come up with a chili of my own, and here it is. My whole family (including two fairly picky toddlers) just loves it! It's fairly quick and easy to make, and doesn't have a long long list of ingredients. If you're looking for a simple, straightforward and pretty darn delicious chili, this is definitely the recipe for you...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat.
  2. Add pepper and onion and saute until they soften, about 8 minutes.
  3. Add ground beef, and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Once beef is browned, add the cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and parsley. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Add tomatoes, sugar, cocoa powder, vegetable broth, corn starch and chili sauce.
  6. Simmer for 1 hour.
  7. Drain and rinse kidney beans. Add to chili and cook for about 20 minutes more.
  8. Serve with sour cream and grated cheddar cheese.
  9. We recommend pairing this with Recipe Junkie's "Custard Corn Bread" #352762.