Grandma's Chili

Cindi Rushton Recipe

By Cindi Rushton Carush40

This 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.

Recipe Rating:
 1 Rating
10-12 or more
Prep Time:
Cook Time:


1 large
onion (chopped)
3 or 4
stalks celery (chopped)
2 lb
hamburger meat
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)
10 c
1/2 lb
or 1/2 (small) box of spaghetti
Kitchen Crew

Janet got "Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice"

You observe situations before diving in, choosing words and actions wisely. You're the loyal friend and...

TAKE THE QUIZ and find out what Halloween treat you are!

Directions Step-By-Step

saute chopped onion and celery in small amount of water until tender.
Add hamburger meat, salt and pepper generously. Cook til browned.
Add remaining ingredients EXCEPT spaghetti.
Bring '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.
Serve with oyster crackers or saltines.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chili
Collection: Grandma's Table
Other Tag: Quick & Easy