Family Favorite Chili

"I found this recipe several years ago at the service meat counter in our local supermarket and tweeked it a little. I also call it 'Really Good Chili That's a Whole Lotta Work' but my guys love it so what can I do? It can be 1/2 diced beef and 1/2 ground beef but we like it all diced. It's pretty mild so add more chili powder and chopped chilis if you like it hot. I also use trimmed stew beef instead of a roast, costs a bit more but its quicker to cut up. Prep time includes browning the beef and onions. It's good left over also."
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Ready In:
4 quarts




  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over high heat; add the beef in small batches and brown till no longer pink, 3-5 minutes per batch; set beef aside after browning.
  • Reduce the heat to medium, add the onions and garlic to the pan; cook for 3-5 minutes or till translucent.
  • Return the beef to the pan and stir in the cumin, oregano, sugar, salt, and tomatoes.
  • Cover and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours.
  • Add the chilies and beans. Cook an additional hour.

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  1. Delicious!! We really enjoyed this mildly spicy, flavorful chili. It goes together quickly and easily with ingredients I usually have on hand. I used 2 lbs. stew meat and only 2 onions because the ones I used were very large. I added some black pepper, and used 2 cans of chopped green chiles. I served this with cornbread, and topped the chili with chopped red onion, chopped tomato, sour cream and sharp cheddar cheese. Thank you for sharing this wonderful is definitely a keeper! *Made for 2010 Spring PAC*
  2. Found it yesterday and its almost on the stove. I needed something to make with the bottom round and this sounded good.


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