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

How to Make Home Made Chili


  • 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.

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About Home Made Chili

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