Chili Recipe

A delicious piping hot bowl of chili with shredded cheese.
A delicious piping hot bowl of chili with shredded cheese. | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 4 hours
Ready in: 4 hours 30 min
Yields: 16 bowls of chili

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5 stars from 2 ratings of Homemade Chili

Most chilies are hot, and I'm not talking temperature here. I've had some that have left my mouth in pretty rough shape. My chili is a bit different, yet it includes ingredients such as garlic, which provides great flavor, spice and of course various health benefits.

I like to use Bob's 13 Bean Soup Mix for this chili, but use any beans you like. Tweak the ingredients as you'd like to alter the desired spiciness. This chili is simple to make and can take only a few hours, or you can slow cook it all day if you'd prefer. Try serving this chili with fresh garlic bread, or crackers. Make a large amount so your fridge will be stocked up all week with hearty, delicious chili. Enjoy!

Your beans won't take as long to cook if you soak your beans the night before.
Your beans won't take as long to cook if you soak your beans the night before. | Source

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef, good quality, lean
  • 1 1/2 cups dried beans, try Bob's 13 Bean Soup Mix
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cans tomato sauce
  • spices as desired
Tomato sauce and onions have been added.
Tomato sauce and onions have been added. | Source

Instructions

  1. Soak beans overnight, quick soak them by boiling them, or follow specific package directions.
  2. Simmer beans for several hours on low until soft.
  3. Brown beef in frying pan when beans are almost done. Then, drain and rinse beans, discarding excess coatings on beans.
  4. Put beans back into pot and cover them with water.
  5. Add cooked ground beef to beans.
  6. Add tomato sauce, onions and spices if you prefer a laid-back chili, or add these last two ingredients a few minutes prior to serving for a nice kick.
  7. Let simmer 30 minutes.
  8. Serve and top with cheese.
Garlic adds a natural but not overwhelming heat to chili.
Garlic adds a natural but not overwhelming heat to chili. | Source

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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hello Derdriu! Thanks for the compliment! I'm glad you appreciate the hub layout, simplicity is best for helping others create this recipe :) You're so right though - your nostrils and taste buds will love this chili! Especially for the hours when it's cooking and the aromas leave your home smelling deliciously fragrant :-) mmm. Thanks for stopping by!


Derdriu 4 years ago

Emily, You do a great job of encouraging us to copycat your recipe. In particular, I like how you coordinate your ingredients and instructions with the appropriate photos in their proper places. Your chili looks photogenic, reads invitingly as a recipe, and transcends the limits of space and time to give my nostrils and taste buds a clear sense of its hot allure and tasty invitation for more.

5 stars. Up + UFABI.

Respectfully, and with many thanks for sharing, Derdriu


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi Victoria! Thanks so much. I want to invest in a good camera, I feel sometimes my pictures don't do the meal justice, but the chili really came out delicious! Spice it up as much as ya want, I just use garlic, though. Thanks for the comment!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Gosh, I 'm hungry! I love trying different types of chili. Will bookmark this one. Good job on the pictures. You really made that chili look awesome. Many votes!


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Haha thank you for the tip PenHitsTheFan, I'm sure many will benefit from your suggestion :-) Fortunately this chili doesn't give me any unpleasant side effects just a great delicious and filling meal. Thanks for stopping by!


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PenHitsTheFan 4 years ago from Home

That looks so good. (Hint: If you soak your beans for two days, it releases the gas from the bean and well... you don't have the unfortunate side affect chili often gives.) ;)


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi billy- This chili is great - spice it up a bit if you like, or just use the garlic in it like I do!!! So good!! Let it slow cook and it will be so great to enjoy for dinner!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Looks delicious!


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hello wynnestudios! The addition of corn chips sounds great! I imagine the crunch really makes the chili more special. It doesn't sound too bad for you as the chili itself is a healthier chili recipe. It's a great hearty dish that real fills ya up. Thanks for stopping by !


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wynnestudios 4 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

Even though it's summer time, I am really considering making this chili. I also love to add corn chips for a crunchy topping. I know that is so bad for you but very yummy indeed.


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi writer- That is awesome, so glad to hear you both enjoyed the chili!!! Mmm yum sounds great right about now :-)


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Just to let you know I made your Chili recipe with chili powder and it was very good even my fussy husband liked it, thank you Joyce.


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi always exploring! I love garlic, it's so good for health and for taste, too. I seem to put some on nearly every meal and what's great is you can just add as little or a lot as you want. Thanks for stopping by!


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

It is so very good, Christy! I make a large amount when I do make it so that there's plenty of left overs. Photos never do food justice, the chili is even better in real life :) Thanks for stopping by!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

This looks delicious. I love chile. I've never used garlic in chili, but i will try it. Thank's..


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Ooooh this looks good especially with the help of your own photos! Your food hubs make my mouth water!

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