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louisville chili

Recipe by
Barbara Kelly
Rising Sun, MD

My mom hailed from Louisville, KY and this is their version of chili. Some serve the spaghetti under the chili, but others add it in. Either way, it's delicious on a cold winter night. For company, we have "build a chili" and add guacamole, cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped green onions and black olives. Whatever your passion, this will soon be your go-to comfort food.

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Saute

Ingredients For louisville chili

  • 28 oz can
    tomato puree
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 2-15 oz can
    red kidney beans
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • md
    onion, diced
  • 1/2 lb
    spaghetti, cooked
  • 1 Tbsp
    mccormick's cuban seasoning
  • cumin
  • chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp
  • salt
  • pepper

How To Make louisville chili

  • 1
    Boil water. Add spaghetti and cook al dente.
  • Just a few simple ingredients and you have a wonderful meal.
    Brown ground beef, add diced onion and minced garlic. Drain off fat.
  • Simmering chili while spaghetti cooks makes quick work of this recipe.
    Add kidney beans (do not drain), and tomato puree.
  • 4
    Add sugar (don't skip this), chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper to taste, and Cuban Seasoning. Simmer for 30 minutes on low.
  • 5
    Drain cooked spaghetti and stir into chili. Serve hot.