Thick and Chunky Chili

Thick And Chunky Chili Recipe

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Meghan Matthews


I first had this chili served Cincinnati style (over spaghetti covered with shredded cheddar cheese), but it is good all by itself.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


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  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 1 can(s)
    tomato sauce
  • 2 can(s)
    tomatoes, canned italian-style and diced
  • 1 can(s)
    tomato paste
  • 1 tsp
  • 4 can(s)
    kidney beans
  • 2 tsp
    chili powder (add more if you like it hot)
  • 1 pkg
    spaghetti (optional)
  • 1 pkg
    shredder cheddar cheese (optional)

How to Make Thick and Chunky Chili


  1. Brown meat in skillet, drain.
  2. Chop onion, add to meat, continue to brown.
  3. Add tomato sauce, simmer 5 minutes.
  4. In a large pot, add beans, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, salt, and chili powder. Boil for 5 minutes.
  5. Add ingredients from skillet to pot.
  6. Simmer on low heat for 45 minutes or more.
  7. Stir occasionally.
  8. Serve over spaghetti and top with cheese (optional)

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About Thick and Chunky Chili

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

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