The Best Chili on the Planet

READY IN: 7hrs 20mins




  • You can make this in a crockpot or Dutch oven. If using a crock pot you can brown ground beef in a frying pan instead of the Dutch oven.
  • in large Dutch oven cook ground beef until no longer pink.  Drain but don’t wipe out pan, set aside.
  • Pour olive oil into pan, add onion, green pepper, garlic, jalapeño peppers, and parsley.  Cook over medium high heat, stirring occasionally until onions become transparent ( about 5 minutes.) Remove from heat and add chili powder, cumin, sugar, oregano, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Stir until combined. .
  • If cooking chili in a Dutch oven or crockpot, add meat and veggie mixture into the pan or crockpot. Add kidney beans, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and tomato juice. Stir until combined. .
  • If cooking on the stove top bring to a boil and then dial back the temperature to a simmer.  Cook for two hours uncovered. I cook mine all day on the stove covered ( but I am home all day to watch it) and then uncovered for the last 2-3 hours so the chili can thicken. If cooking in the crockpot just turn it on low and let it cook for 7-8 hours. .
  • Serve with shredded cheese and sour cream if desired.