Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

By far the best tasting chili I've ever had! Easy to make and easy on the wallet. Sometimes I only add the one pound of ground beef and a extra can of beans to replace the sausage. And of course serve it with cornbread! Tip: If you don't like the acidy flavor/effect the canned tomatoes give off, when the chili (or any other tomato based sauce like spaghetti) is boiling, stir in a half teaspoon of baking soda. It'll bubble and foam up for a minute then disappear. It'll magically remove it. For me, it's a must!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. brown and drain meat and remove from the pan.
  2. saute onion, green pepper with garlic.
  3. add in japalenos, chili powder, cumin salt and sugar.
  4. when translucent, add the meat back in the pan.
  5. then add in beans, chopped tomato, tomato paste, chicken broth, cilantro and parsley.
  6. mix well and cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours.
  7. Garnish with the usuals: cilantro, minced onion, sour cream or plain yogurt, and shredded cheese, if you'd like!


Most Helpful

I keep coming back to this recipe because it's easy, it's basic with easy ingredients, and it's easy to improvise from. The recipe as is here is a bit underspiced but that's just a matter of throwing in more of whatever you like.

Rick Bohan November 17, 2012

Excellent chili! For health reasons, I lowered the sodium by making a few changes: I used sweet Italian *turkey* sausage, no-salt-added tomatoes, low-sodium beef stock, and cut the salt down by half. The end result was so good, no one missed the salt at all. :) I also had to used dried cilantro and parsley -- 2 tablespoons and 1 tablespoon, respectively -- because I had none of the fresh handy. I also added a touch more garlic, and used two unseeded jalapenos. Either this makes 10 very modest-size servings, or my guests just *really* loved it, but all I know is that I made it for a group of 5 people... and had NONE of the chili left at the end of dinner. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

Lynne the Pirate Queen March 15, 2009

OMG!!!! I have an Uncle Donald that makes some tasty chili too!!! What a co-in-ki-dink!!! Best Chili Ever!!!

aliono November 22, 2008

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