Chili For A Crowd

Jeanne Benavidez


I cook with several of my friends sometimes and we occasionally cook for 30 to 40 people at a time. The guys will cook brisket, ribs, steaks, chicken and such; I will do the chili, stews, soups and sides. Its always a good time.


★★★★★ 5 votes

30 - 40
30 Min
1 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


  • 8 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 5 can(s)
    (15 oz) chili beans (ranch style)
  • 2 large
    onions, chopped
  • 2 can(s)
    (28 oz) tomato sauce
  • 3 1/2 can(s)
    water (use the tomato sauce can)
  • 6 pkg
    chili mix (i like 5-alarm chili mix)

  • ·
    chopped onion
  • ·
    mexican blend shredded cheese
  • ·
    sour cream
  • TIP:

  • ·
    if you don't want to add beans, replace the beans with 2 more lbs ground beef

How to Make Chili For A Crowd


  1. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef in batches, over medium heat, until no longer pink.
  2. Drain each batch and put in a large stock pot.
  3. Add beans (do not drain) and chopped onion.
  4. Add chili mixes according to package directions.
  5. Lower heat to medium-low, cover and let simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Remove from heat and let sit for 30 minutes (so flavors can meld).
  7. Serve with your favorite garnishes.

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About Chili For A Crowd

Course/Dish: Beef, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern

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