Headquarters Chili

"When the outfit got back after months out on a cattle drive, the headquarters cook took over. He had more fixin's to work with, and after a lot of mixin' and tastin' he'd serve up a smooth, thick chili the cowboys could really dig into. It is an easy and simple way of making this Chili."
photo by Lavender Lynn photo by Lavender Lynn
photo by Lavender Lynn
photo by Flecia S. photo by Flecia S.
Ready In:
1hr 25mins
4 Quarts




  • Cook beef, green peppers, onions and garlic in Chili Kettle until beef is lightly browned.
  • Add all ingredients except beans. Cover and simmer 45 minutes.
  • Stir in undrained beans; cover and simmer 25 minutes.

Questions & Replies

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  1. LarksLiz
    What is wrong with them
  2. LarksLiz
    I love to go to Chiles after a doctor apportment.I went to Chiles on High 6 in Houston and saw a big deed rcach on the floor by my chair.I do not plain on eating there any more.The food was not good.


  1. Flecia S.
    This recipe was in the Marlboro Chili Cookbook published by Marlboro Cigarettes 30-40 years ago. We made it all the time.
    • Review photo by Flecia S.
  2. Kycha
    I got this recipe years ago and loved it. But I lost the recipe and am glad to have found it here. I use rump roast or london broil instead of the ground beef. I cube it, then brown it along with the onions and garlic(I omit the peppers because I don't like them). Once done, I serve it with shredded cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips. My husband loves this!
  3. silvamommy
    My parents used to make this and I LOVED it! Still do ! :) Great for a chilly day!
  4. Lavender Lynn
    This reminded us a lot of a Weight Watchers' recipe called Chili Chipolata that we have made for years. It's pretty mild as chili goes, and actually better reheated the next day, but fresh out of the pot it's heartwarming, filling, country comfort food already. Made for Pick A Chef October 2008.


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