My Family's Secret Chili Recipe
This is one of our family's favorite chili recipes. It is a mixture between my great grandfathers recipe and my grandmothers recipe. This recipe is so quick, easy, and tasty so you will want to make it over and over again. We live in a cold weather state so we are always making some kind of soup and this one is one that gets made every week and no one gets tired of it.
This chili recipe is not like any other chili recipe, it has a sweet and a little spicy taste that is wonderful. Don't worry I don't like spicy foods at all so this recipe is defiantly not too spicy. The sweetness comes from the secret ingredient that my father never told me about until I was able to cook. He finally told me what it was and it was the cinnamon, the cinnamon gives it enough sweetness so you won't have to add any sugar.
So I know you are just itching to try this recipe so I'll stop talking and let you start cooking. One more thing that is very important, you can make this recipe gluten free by adding the gluten free noodles I have below, instead of normal noodles. Now all I have to say is, please enjoy my family's secret chili recipe and leave any comments or questions you have below.
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- Prep time: 15 min
- Cook time: 45 min
- Ready in: 1 hour
- Yields: About 12
- 1 1/2 LB. Hamburger
- 1/2 sm. Red Onion Chopped
- 2 sm. Green Bell Peppers, Chopped
- 1 qt. Tomato Juice (we use homemade but you can used store bought instead)
- 1 qt. V8
- 1 lg. can Homestyle Bush's Baked Beans
- 1 can Peas
- 1 can Pinto Beans
- 1 can Kidney Beans
- 1 bag of Elbow Noodles
- 2 TBS. Cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp.Chili Powder
- 1/2 tsp. Curry
- 3/4 tsp. Crushed Red Peppers
- Sea Salt
- Brown hamburger with onions in a 8 qt. pot.
- Once meat is brown add the remaining ingredients except the noodles into the pot.
- Let the chili simmer while you make the noodles according to the directions, except don't cook the noodles all the way, live them a little bit firm ( they will soften a little after adding them to the chili)
- Turn the heat off on the chili and add the noodles.
- Let the chili stand for about ten minuets to let the flavors blend and then it is ready to eat.
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If You are Gluten Intolerant, You can Still Enjoy This Recipe!
You can also make this recipe Gluten Free by using these noodles. I normally make it this way so I know the chili will still taste good. This is my favorite brand of Gluten Free noodles because they taste just like normal noodles. So if you can not eat gluten try this recipe with these noodles and this will surly be your favorite chili recipe.PRICE: $39.10