Picante Chili

"This is my husband's recipe, the only chili we eat. It's so good!! Easy enough for dh to make, and just spicy enough to warm us up! This freezes well."
photo by teresas photo by teresas
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  • Brown meat with onion and garlic in canola oil, leaving the meat in large pieces; drain fat.
  • Place all ingredients in a large saucepan; simmer uncovered 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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  1. teresas
    This chili really surprised me. I didn't expect it to be as good as it was. There are many more chili recipes with a lot more ingredients that don't taste as good but sure take more time. I did simmer it about twice as long cuz it was on the soupy side and I like my chili on the thicker. Overall a great chili that I will make often. I did top it with some chopped cheddar cheese, sour cream and cilantro. Thanks Kaarin for posting.
  2. echo echo
    Darn, no venison, so I had to use the ground beef. Flavorful and filling. A good choice for a busy night when you don't have much time to spend in the kitchen.
  3. mariposa13
    Made for ZaarTag. This was good and easy to make! I'll make this again on cold nights. Thanks!


I'm a stay at home mom with 3 adorable children-an 8 year old daredevil son, a 5 1/2 year old princess and a wild little 2 year old girl! I love to cook, and like having my little helpers in the kitchen! I usually love recipes that are completely from scratch (I still love them actually) but right now my focus is on having any kind of food ready by mealtime! It's a little crazy here lately. Every summer we have a huge organic garden, apple orchard and raspberry and blueberry patches, along with a woods full of wild foods waiting for me to learn what they are so I can collect them. I'm learning about wild mushrooms first, so if anyone has any tips, let me know. We also eat wild venison which my husband and I hunt ourselves. It's our favorite meat, since it's lean, organic and cheap! Some of my hobbies are: hiking, biking, rock climbing, gardening, playing in the water with my kids, or just swinging in the hammock with a good book. I go stir crazy if I spend too much time inside.
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