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my favorite chili recipe

Recipe by
Jenny Powers
Abingdon, VA

I make chili many different ways, but this is my favorite go to recipe that I learned from my grandmother Swecker. She never wrote it down, I just watched her make it and paid attention to detail. I have changed it a bit over the years.

yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For my favorite chili recipe

  • 2 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 lg
    onion, diced
  • 1 lg
    green pepper, diced
  • 3 clove
    garlic, diced
  • 2
    ribs of celery, fixed
  • 6 c
    tomato juice
  • 1
    28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 2
    14.5 oz of fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp
    medium heat chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    chipotle powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 sm
    bag of pinto beans cooked or 4 cans rinsed

How To Make my favorite chili recipe

  • 1
    Brown ground beef, when cooked add green peppers and onions and simmer for 10 minutes until tender.
  • 2
    Rinse Pinto beans and place into a large dutch oven.
  • 3
    Add all other ingredients to the pinto beans and simmer for 90 minutes so that the flavors combine. Enjoy!