Cindi's StoryThis is a chili recipe my grandmother always made, and has been handed down through the generations. It's more of a chili soup, than chili beans. Very warming, wholesome, and good on a snow day! Makes a large pot to serve many, or to have as leftovers. My family always eats it all though! Good for reheating if you have a busy week ahead. Let me know what you think? *I do everything in 1 LARGE pot. You can also use 2 cans of the same beans. It originally called for the kidney beans, but I like the added chili flavor of the chili beans.
3 or 4
stalks celery (chopped)
16 oz. can chili beans
15.5 oz. red kidney beans
15 oz. cans of tomato sauce
14.5 oz. diced or stewed tomatoes
2 or 3
tbs. chili powder
salt and pepper (generously)
or 1/2 (small) box of spaghetti
1saute chopped onion and celery in small amount of water until tender.
2Add hamburger meat, salt and pepper generously. Cook til browned.
3Add remaining ingredients EXCEPT spaghetti.
4Bring 'soup' to a boil. Add spaghetti noodles by breaking them up into 1/3's. Should be about 4 inches in length. Let come to a second boil and cook until spaghetti noodles are tender. About 10 mins.
5Serve with oyster crackers or saltines.
Doreen Fish dfish - Jan 17, 2011
What are chili beans Cindi???
Cindi Rushton Carush40 - Jan 18, 2011
I used Bush's "Chili Beans". That's what it says on the can. :)
carole mcarthur lLuvbaking - Sep 8, 2011
This Chili looks like my chili really good!! I also make it with spaghetti!! I pour the chili over the spaghetti. I have not made with celery but will try it, I also use tomato paste.
Frances Bohn fmbohn - Sep 22, 2011
I have so many variations on chili but not this one! I am really excited about trying it soon - have all the fixings except celery. Can celery salt or seeds be substituted or can I just eliminate celery?