Chili Con Carne My Mom's Way

Marsha Gardner


There were 7 kids in our house growing up and things were tough sometimes. My mom learned to stretch meals. She served us our chili over elbow macaroni. My family eats it that way today. A great way to stretch a great dish.


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  • 3 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 3 large
    green bell peppers, diced
  • 2 medium
    onions, diced
  • 3 qt
    tomatoes, i prefer home canned, broken up
  • 2 tsp
    granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder, hot
  • 4-6 can(s)
    chili beans in sauce depending on how you like your chili
  • 1 large
    can pork and beans

How to Make Chili Con Carne My Mom's Way


  1. Brown ground beef with bell pepper and onion in a large Dutch Oven. Drain of excess grease.
  2. Add tomatoes, seasonings, and undrained beans to meat mixture. Simmer for at least 1 hour to marry flavors.
  3. More or less chili powder, just depends on how hot you like your chili. The pork and beans adds just a touch of sweetness. Try it my families way and serve over elbow macaroni. Chili is also great served over rice.

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About Chili Con Carne My Mom's Way

Course/Dish: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican

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