Chasen's Chili

Recipe by James Craig
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
YIELD: 3 quarts




  • Pour the beans in a saucepan and cook until tender, adding water if necessary Heat the oil in the skillet, add the peppers and onions and cook until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the garlic and parsley.
  • Heat oil and butter in a pot large enough for all the ingredients.
  • Add the beef and cook about 25 minutes, stirring to break up the lumps.
  • Add the chili powder and cumin about halfway through the cooking process.
  • Add the peppers and onions to the meat.
  • Add the tomatoes, salt, and pepper.
  • Simmer for 60 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add the beans and water and continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Skim off fat.
  • Serve with sour cream, chopped onions, shredded cheddar cheese and crackers.