Lina's Meaty Hearty Chili

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I'm not one who really cares for beans in my chili and this is a very meaty chili, but I assure you, there will be beans in every serving. This is one of the dishes my family and friends always request I make during football season and game day at our house.


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15 Min
1 Hr 15 Min
Stove Top


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5 lb
ground chuck
3 tsp
onion salt
1 1/2 tsp
garlic salt
1 1/2 tsp
black pepper, coarsely ground
15 oz
light red kidney beans
3 - 8 oz
cans of tomato sauce
24 oz
chili seasoning (recipe to follow)
pico de gallo (recipe to follow)

How to Make Lina's Meaty Hearty Chili


  • 1Chili Seasoning
    5 tablespoons chili powder
    2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
    1 tablespoons garlic powder
    2 tablespoons onion powder
    2 tablespoons dried minced onions
    2 teaspoons ground cumin
    1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 2Pico de Gallo
    3 Roma tomatoes
    1/2 medium red onion, chopped
    1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
    1 habanero pepper, finely chopped
    1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
    1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    juice of 1/2 a lime (optional)
  • 3Make the Pico de Gallo first by combining all ingredients and refrigerating. If you can, make this a couple of hours in advance, it would give the flavors a chance to marry.
  • 4Brown and season ground chuck in a large skillet with the onion salt, garlic salt and coarsely ground pepper. Drain grease and put meat in large stockpot. Add chili seasoning, kidney beans, tomato sauce and water. Cover and simmer for an hour, stirring occasionally. Turn off stove and add Pico de Gallo, stir into chili and let sit for 10 15 minutes before serving.
  • 5For better flavor, make the night before. Add Pico de Gallo before refrigerating.

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About Lina's Meaty Hearty Chili

Course/Dish: Beef, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtags: #Soups, #chili, #beef

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