Grandpa's Chili

Grandpa's Chili Recipe

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Cersten Golden


Serving Suggestions:

With cornbread
Frito Chili Pie (topped with cheese and onion)
All by itself

★★★★★ 1 vote
6 - 8
20 Min
35 Min


2 lb
ground beef (i use 93/7 lean)
1 Tbsp
minced garlic
5 Tbsp
chili powder
1 1/2 tsp
1 tsp
1/2 c
chopped onion
8 oz
tomato sauce (hunt's canned will do)
2 Tbsp
mesa flour
8 oz
water, as needed

How to Make Grandpa's Chili


  • 1Cook beef in pot with garlic and onion until all the meat is brown and the onion is tender.
  • 2Add Chili powder, salt and cumin to season meat. Stir thoroughly
  • 3In a small bowl, combine mesa flour and 1/4 cup warm water. Stir until it forms a paste. Add more water if needed. Should be about pancake batter consistency.
  • 4Add 8 oz can tomato sauce and mesa flour mixture to the meat. Stir thoroughly.
  • 5Add 8 oz water (more or less as desired. I use less if I'm making it for Frito Chili Pie. More if I'm serving it with cornbread.) and stir. Let the chili simmer uncovered for 4 - 6 minutes, stirring often.

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About Grandpa's Chili

Course/Dish: Soups, Beef, Chili
Other Tag: Quick & Easy