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Chili for Everyone

Updated on February 22, 2015

Hearty, Rich, and Meaty...

Here's a popular, simple recipe for chili

The secret ingredient..... coffee!

I've been making this simple chili for years. It's one that everybody likes. It's popular with kids, because it's not too spicy, and adults can add hot sauce or other mix-ins later to suit their taste.

It's especially good a day or two after you make it, and it freezes well.


Liz's best chili ever



1 lb ground beef
2 15 1/2oz cans seasoned chili beans
1 14oz can canned tomatoes, your choice (do not drain)
2 c old strong coffee
2 cloves minced garlic
1 small onion, chopped
1 pkg chili seasoning (I use William's, it's unsalted)
1 Tbsp cumin
salt to taste

Brown ground beef, set aside, saving small amt grease.
Sautee garlic and onion in saved grease.
In crock pot or large cooking pot, add all ingredients and mix well.

Simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally at least two hours on stove top or 4 hours in crock pot.
I leave mine in the crock pot all day.
Add water or more coffee to desired consistency.






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If you don't use a a slow cooker...

Host a chili party

Double, triple, quadruple the recipe, and host a party (can you say Football?)

Set out a variety of mix-ins and toppers buffet-style.

Children especially enjoy adding their own "extras"

Mix-ins and toppers for your chili:

Corn chips (like Fritos)

shredded cheeses

chopped onion

chopped green pepper

sliced jalapeno

oyster crackers

sour cream

a variety of hot sauces

sweet corn

cheese crackers (like Cheez-Its)

Also try serving your chili over baked potato, rice, or noodles.





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    • elisabethkcmo profile imageAUTHOR

      elisabethkcmo 

      9 years ago from Just East of Oz

      thanks, Kathleen, I hope it turns out great!

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      Kathleen 

      9 years ago

      This sounds like the perfect comfort food. Can't wait to try it!

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      Kathleen 

      9 years ago

      This sounds like the perfect comfort food. Can't wait to try it!

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      TheSablirab 

      9 years ago

      I'll have to remember that! Heck, I need to use that for a lot of other things as well, hahahaha! My mom is a good gal, but when you are used to doing something one way and it changes, something is bound to happen. All for the better, of course.

    • elisabethkcmo profile imageAUTHOR

      elisabethkcmo 

      9 years ago from Just East of Oz

      sablirab, remind your mom that you are the best thing she's ever done

      cheers

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      TheSablirab 

      9 years ago

      The next time that I fix chili, I'll have to do that. I don't know how my mother would act when she tries it, but hopefully it will be a GOOD response!

    • elisabethkcmo profile imageAUTHOR

      elisabethkcmo 

      9 years ago from Just East of Oz

      Sablirab, the coffee gives your chili a richer, meatier flavor.. I've also used 2 Tablespoons of instant coffee and 2 cups water when I didn't have any leftover coffee in the pot

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      TheSablirab 

      9 years ago

      I don't think I have ever had or even put coffee in chili. I'll have to try it and see how it tastes! Thanks!

    • elisabethkcmo profile imageAUTHOR

      elisabethkcmo 

      9 years ago from Just East of Oz

      Empress, I hear that's where the idea came from, cowboys making chili over the campfire, throwing in the leftover coffee from the day...

      hope you like it!

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      EmpressFelicity 

      9 years ago from Kent, England, UK

      I love the idea of using coffee. We drink quite a bit of coffee in our house and there's usually some spare after brewing a pot.

    • elisabethkcmo profile imageAUTHOR

      elisabethkcmo 

      9 years ago from Just East of Oz

      this recipe is relatively mild, so spice it up to suit your taste, hubpageswriter

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      hubpageswriter 

      9 years ago

      I love anything spicy...

    • elisabethkcmo profile imageAUTHOR

      elisabethkcmo 

      9 years ago from Just East of Oz

      cosette, I've tried dark chocolate before (just threw a few squares in) but never tried powdered cocoa... sounds good.

      thanks for checking out my hub!

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      cosette 

      9 years ago

      Mmm that looks yummy! i like your serving suggestions too - good idea! i will have to try the secret ingredient. i put cocoa in mine but yours sounds richer. i will definitely be making this this football season. i'll be doing the crock pot method most likely. just set it and forget it ;)

    • elisabethkcmo profile imageAUTHOR

      elisabethkcmo 

      9 years ago from Just East of Oz

      dohn, jess, and Jaspal, hope you have a great chili party, even if it's for two!

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      Jaspal 

      9 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Sounds like fun, especially if it is served over rice and there is the variety of toppings lying around ... must give it a try. I think the kids would love it! :)

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      Jess Killmenow 

      9 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

      I'm excited to try this recipe. Thank you!

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      dohn121 

      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Coffee? Well, I love coffee and I love chili so why not? I'm gonna give this a try in either case! Thanks, elisabethkcmo!

    • elisabethkcmo profile imageAUTHOR

      elisabethkcmo 

      9 years ago from Just East of Oz

      Veronica, we can forward to chili season every year, and it's here!

      thanks for reading my hub

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      Veronica Allen 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      This looks so good, and it's a perfect main course for the coming cold months. I also like the fact that it freezes well. Thanks!

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