Lynda's Pepper Chili

Lynda Hayes


My husband and I love Peppers! Sweet, Mild, Hot, and everything in between. So, this chili recipe reflects that love of the Peppers, thus the name Chili (Chile Pepper)

My grandson was here over the weekend and I made this recipe. He ate 6 bowls of my Chili! I think that says it all, don't you?

pinch tips: Slow Cooker/Crock Pot Hints



10 (depending on bowl size)


30 Min


2 Hr


large green bell pepper, chopped
large sweet red bell pepper,chopped
large jalapeno pepper, chopped (seeded if preferred)
1.5-2 lb
80/20 ground beef
1 Tbsp
red pepper flakes
large garlic cloves, smashed and chopped
large sweet onion, chopped
2 can(s)
red kidney beans, drained, 16 oz.
2 can(s)
petite diced tomatoes, with juice, 14.5 oz cans
1 can(s)
tomato paste, 6 oz. can
3+ Tbsp
chili powder
2+ Tbsp
garlic powder
2+ Tbsp
onion powder
1-2 tsp
crystal hot sauce
1-2 can(s)
sea salt & pepper to taste
3 Tbsp
oil, for the pan

Directions Step-By-Step

In a very large pot, add oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, chili powder and meld for 1 Min to flavor the oil. Cook ground beef
in the flavored oil, and break up into small pieces until all browned, salt and pepper meat.
Add in all Peppers, Onions and cook for 3-5 min. Then add in Tomatoes, Tomato paste, Water(enough to cover mixture) and
Kidney Beans.

Add rest of spices,hot sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Mix together well. Cook on medium high heat to let all the flavors merry.
Cook 45 minutes to 1 hour minimum, 2 hours is best. Taste periodically, season more according to your taste. (Mild vs. Hot)
Variation of Garnishes to Choose From:
Shredded Cheeses, Sour Cream, Diced Red Onion, Chopped Cilantro, Guacomole, Crackers, more Hot Sauce if you desire.
We've tried them all and it's fantastic!

*Alternate: Boiled Macaroni for the Kids

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chili
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy