Home Made Chili

Fred Alam


This is easy to adjust to your taste. If you want it spicier, just add more chili powder or a little crushed red pepper flakes. The ground cumin is what gives this that greate flavor.

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10 - 12
30 Min
3 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


2 lb
ground beef
1 medium
onion, choped
2 clove
garlic, fine choped
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
black pepper
2 Tbsp
ground cunim
1/4 c
chili powder
4 can(s)
diced tomatoes
3 can(s)
red kidney beans (dark or light)
2 medium
green bell pepper, chopped (optional)
1 Tbsp
parsley flakes
1 tsp
1 tsp
basil, dried


1Saute onion, garlic, and green pepper until translucent.
2Add ground beef. Cook until browned.
3Put into a large pot and add diced tomatoes, salt, black pepper, chili powder, ground cumin, parsley, basil, and oregano. Over medium heat, bring to a slow boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 1/2 hrs. Add kidney beans (with liquid) and simmer for another 30 minutes.
4All of the seasonings can be adjusted up or down to taste. You can also use powdered garlic in place of fresh. Just add with the other seasonings (about 1 1/2 tsp.). When adding the diced tomatoes, if it's too thick or thin you can add more or less.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtags: #kidney beans, #chili, #beef