Warm Ya up Chili

Debbie W


This chili will warm you up on a cold day. I have been making this for years..its kinda the way my Texan mom makes hers. I don't put beans in mine because my kids likes it on all kinds of stuff and it's not always good with beans. For example, they like it on..tater tots, hot dogs, Fritos, french fries... and always topped with cheese of course. Everything is better with cheese please!! I like mine with cornbread.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a terrific spin on classic chili. We thought we may miss the heartiness that beans bring to chili - this recipe calls for none - but this recipe remains wonderfully robust and filling. Thanks for warming us up, Debbie! The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 7 votes

30 Min
Stove Top


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  • 3 lb
    ground chuck...any ground meat will do, i just skim the fat off
  • 3 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 1/4 c
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp
    salt...more if you like
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 15 oz
    can crushed tomatoes
  • 15 oz
    can tomato sauce
  • 15 oz
    red wine (any..can replace with water if not avail)
  • 1 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp

How to Make Warm Ya up Chili


  1. In a large stock pot brown ground meat.
  2. When the meat is cooking add seasonings. When it is all good and brown add tomato sauce and wine then water. Let cook down for a few minutes. Add crushed tomatoes.
  3. Bring up to a slow bubble for about 15 minutes..then add masa to thicken. Then add sugar to cut acid. Bring up to a slow bubble for 10 mins or so. Cover for 15 minutes and allow spices to mingle.
  4. Serve by itself or with crackers, cornbread or over your favortie item.

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About Warm Ya up Chili

Course/Dish: Beef, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Collection: Chili
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #TAILGATE

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