Chili Today and Tomorrow - New England style!

Beth M.


In the cold winter of New England, it is great to have a spicy meal to warm you up!

My cookbooks are helpful but I like to experiment a bit when making chili, so I make it slightly different each time.

As long as it's made with hamburg,tomatoes,onions,beans, and has spices like chili and cumin, my husband will eat it.

I like it thick and served with grated cheese and cornbread; he likes it with sour cream on top.

This can be doubled for a great number of servings.

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six or eight main course bowls


30 Min


Stove Top


1 lb
lean ground beef, broken up and browned; or leftover meatloaf cut into small pieces
1 medium
sweet onion, chopped
2 clove
garlic, minced; or dried garlic chips/ ground;
1 can(s)
29 oz. can tomatoes chopped in juice
1 can(s)
29 oz. can tomato sauce
1 can(s)
15 oz. can tomato sauce
1 small
bell pepper, green, chopped
3 can(s)
chili beans, mixed beans like black beans and red kidney beans, or pinto beans
1 Tbsp
2 tsp
1 tsp
basil, dried
1 tsp

Directions Step-By-Step

In a heated Dutch Oven, add the oil, brown the beef, and add the onions,green pepper and garlic. Cook until onions are soft.
Stir in the tomatoes,tomato sauce,sugar and herbs. Cook uncovered for perhaps fifteen minutes,stirring occasionally. Add the beans and heat for about another ten minutes.
This can simmer longer, but it is fine after about a half an hour. It's great with some hot cornbread, a little sour cream and or grated cheddar cheese for topping. It is even better the second day. *I used leftover meatloaf this time, and I put everything in the CrockPot, and covered and simmered it this morning, for "my husband's lunch-to-go" and made cornbread to go with it. It was great!
I like to vary the seasonings,and the measurements aren't always exactly as I've written. I check for the taste and add seasonings if needed; and they can be increased to satisfy your tastes. Salt and Pepper are also added as desired, but I use less now than I have in the past.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy