Hope's Classic Chili

Hope Vaillancourt


This is seriously one of the best basic chili recipes out there! I got this from a Better Homes & Gardens cookbook that I have been making for years and added a few ingredients of my own! Everyone who tries this chili that I make rave about it and usually go back for seconds. This Chili wouldn't be complete without a side of cornbread (I use Jiffy). You cannot go wrong with classic chili especially on a cold wintery night!

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25 Min
20 Min


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1 1/2 lb
lean ground beef
2 c
chopped onion (2 large)
1 c
chopped green sweet pepper (1 large)
4 clove
garlic, minced
1 can(s)
(15- to 16-ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can(s)
(15 to 16 ounces) chili beans, rinsed and drained
2 can(s)
(14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can(s)
(15 ounces) tomato sauce
1 tsp
barbecue sauce
1 tsp
steak sauce
1 Tbsp
worchestershire sauce
1 c
2 Tbsp
chili powder
1 tsp
1 tsp
dried basil, crushed
1 1/2 tsp
ground cumin
1/2 tsp
black pepper
*shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
*dairy sour cream (optional)

How to Make Hope's Classic Chili


  • 1In a 4-quart dutch oven cook ground beef, onion, sweet pepper, and garlic until meat is brown and and onion is tender; drain fat.
  • 2Stir in kidney beans, chili beans, undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, barbecue sauce, steak sauce and worcestershire sauce, chili powder, sugar, basil, cumin and black pepper.
  • 3Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. If desired, top each serving with cheese and/or sour cream. Serve with hot cornbread!

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About Hope's Classic Chili

Course/Dish: Beef, Chili
Hashtags: #cornbread, #beans

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