Michelle's Hearty Chili

Michelle's Hearty Chili Recipe

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Michelle M


This chili is very thick and meaty with plenty of beans. I took a very simple chili recipe from my aunt and over the past 15 years I've made it my own. Alternate serving suggestion: top with shredded cheddar cheese and a bit of sour cream.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
1 Hr


  • 2 lb
    lean ground beef (85-90%)
  • 1 medium
    sweet onion, diced
  • 1 small
    green pepper, diced
  • 2
    celery ribs, diced
  • 2 can(s)
    beans (16 oz. each, kidney/chili or cook's choice)
  • 1 can(s)
    crushed tomatoes (28oz.)
  • 1 can(s)
    diced tomatoes (14oz., undrained)
  • 1 can(s)
    beef broth (14oz.)
  • 1/8 c
    chili powder (add more to taste)s
  • 2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    dry mustard
  • 1 Tbsp
    basil, dried
  • 2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 2 tsp
    steak sauce (i.e. a-1)
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 tsp
    kosher salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp
    coarsely ground pepper

How to Make Michelle's Hearty Chili


  1. In a Dutch oven, brown ground beef with onion, green pepper, and celery. Season with 1 tsp Kosher salt and pepper to taste. Drain and return to pot.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered up to 1 hour until flavors are developed.

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About Michelle's Hearty Chili

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

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