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michelle's hearty chili

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Michelle M
Goshen, IN

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 rating)
yield 12 +
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For michelle's hearty chili

  • 2 lb
    lean ground beef (85-90%)
  • 1 md
    sweet onion, diced
  • 1 sm
    green pepper, diced
  • 2
    celery ribs, diced
  • 2 can
    beans (16 oz. each, kidney/chili or cook's choice)
  • 1 can
    crushed tomatoes (28oz.)
  • 1 can
    diced tomatoes (14oz., undrained)
  • 1 can
    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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