Ty Cobb's Sweet Chili Con Carne With Beans

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I worked with Ty and he loved the chili from the Cellar Door in Houston,"a bowl of red". His wife came up with this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large dutch oven, sauté onion and garlic in oil.
  2. Add ground beef and cook till no longer pink.
  3. Add 1/4 cup water and other ingredients and simmer one hour or more covered, stirring frequently.
  4. Garnish with choice of grated cheese, chopped green onion and serve with soda or oyster crackers or corn bread.
  5. In Texas, we leave out the beans.
  6. Midwesteners may add spaghetti or rice (no kidding).
Most Helpful

We've been making this recipe for over a year now and I can't believe I forgot to review it. Following the recipe to the letter, this is incredible! Over the year, we've adjusted the recipe a tad to account for kid tastes. We use the lesser amount of chili powder and omit the beans, rice, and spaghetti, which Chuckster indicates is optional. We have been adding a 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and about 2 Tbs. of honey to mellow the crushed red pepper a bit. The kids like the heat, but the sharpness was a bit hard for them. We also add in about a cup of roasted red peppers. It's a regular meal for us and requested very often at our house. Thank you for posting this and thanks to Ty Cobb's wife for creating the recipe.

Akikobay January 10, 2005