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ayers chili

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Jody Ayers
Gatewood, MO

During my 25 years of marriage, I have made more pots of chili than I can count. I would never seem to make chili the same way twice. That was until I made it this way. After I served this to my husband, he said this is the one he wanted to eat again. I wrote down the recipe and now this is the only way we have it in our house. Except for our 7 year old who wants her chili without beans. We always eat ours with crackers and a side of crunchy baby carrots.

★★★★★ 1
serves 8-10
prep time 10 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For ayers chili

  • 1/2
    yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2
    red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 1/2 - 2 lb
    ground beef
  • black pepper to taste
  • seasoned salt to taste
  • 2 pkg
    chili seasoning
  • 12 oz
    tomato juice (i use v8)
  • 28 oz
    canned diced tomatoes
  • 8 oz
    canned tomato sauce
  • 8 oz
  • 2 can
    pinto beans, drained (red beans or kidney beans work fine also)
  • iodized salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar

How To Make ayers chili

  • 1
    Heat Olive Oil in a large soup pot. Once heated, add chopped onion and bell pepper and saute until tender.
  • 2
    Add ground beef and cook until brown. Add Black pepper and seasoned salt at this time.
  • 3
    Drain any oil if there is any.
  • 4
    Add Chili seasoning and tomato juice and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 5
    After the 5 minutes, add the tomatoes, tomato sauce and water. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  • 6
    Add the beans of your choice and salt to taste. Allow chili to simmer for an additional 20-30 minutes.
  • 7
    Add brown sugar during the last few minutes of cooking. Serve with crackers and carrots or whatever you desire.