5 Star Chili

Kimi Gaines Recipe

By Kimi Gaines kimijo

20 Min

When I went to make my chili this past weekend, I did not have all my ingredients so I just started dumping what I had in the cupboard. My husband and son told me this was the best chili I have ever made. I have to say it received 5 stars for this girl. I had 2 bowls which I never do..we all ended up eating 3 bowls each.

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2 lb
ground beef
2 c
onions, green pepper & red pepper mixture in the frozen section or fresh
garlic powder ( i add a lot)
chili powder
salt & pepper to taste
1 pkg
taco seasoning mix
1 large
can crushed tomatoes
1 medium
can of green chili crushed tomatoes
1 can(s)
tomato sauce
1 Tbsp
use the large tomato can and fill with cold water...add to soup
1 can(s)
chili beans
1 can(s)
red kidney beans, rinsed
1 can(s)
great northern beans, rinsed
1 can(s)
black beans, rinsed

Directions Step-By-Step

In stock pot on high brown the ground beef and onion & peppers. Add seasonings to meat.
Add all tomato products, then all beans. Add the taco seasoning. I taste as I go so I usually add more of the seasonings till I get it to my liking.
Cook on medium for and hr, then turn down to low and cook till flavors are just right.
You can add toppings such as cheese, sour cream, pour over a salad with nachos. We ate ours plain with bread.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chili

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Straws Kitchen CinCooks
Mar 5, 2013
Another good chili...there are so many good ones on here to try.
I have used all these ingredients in my chili before except for the taco seasoning mix...I have not put that in my chili before.
Kimi Gaines kimijo
Mar 5, 2013
I forgot I added a large can of water to it...need to go an edit it.
Thea Pappalardo Sassy01
Mar 5, 2013
I made chili last week and had the same problem...not all of the ingredients. I didn't have nearly enough chili powder so I added extra cumin, an envelope of taco seasoning, cocoa and a can of green chilis. It was one of the best chilis I ever made.
Kimi Gaines kimijo
Mar 5, 2013
you added cocoa...wow thats cool!!
CYNDI OTT cotter81
Mar 7, 2013
Kimi - well done! Kudos! Can't wait to try this one.
Kimi Gaines kimijo
Mar 8, 2013
Thanks Cyndi...Hope you do...:0)
Bob Wakeman bluecatfish1
Mar 13, 2013
This is a great chili recipe. Saved and Printed...
Kimi Gaines kimijo
Mar 13, 2013
:0)...thanks bob!!
Dec 19, 2013 - Bobby Webb shared this recipe with discussion group: "EVERYTHING MEXICAN"