Ayers Chili

Jody Ayers


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.

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10 Min
45 Min
Stove Top


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

How to Make Ayers Chili


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

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About Ayers Chili

Course/Dish: Beef, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #beans, #American, #chili