Almost Homemade Chili

Mary Gonzalez


I made this for my "adopted" 92 year old senior. She loved it so much, she bought the ingredients and asked me to make her a batch so she can keep it in her freezer. It's a recipe I created from viewing other "chili" recipes and taking ingredients and putting my own twist on it. I'm not a great chili lover, but this is one I can enjoy and hope others try it and tell me what you think


★★★★★ 2 votes

40 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    ground turkey
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 lb
    bacon (chopped)
  • 1/2 c
    onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 c
    green or red pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    garlic (crushed)
  • 1 can(s)
    pink or pinto beans (15 oz)
  • 1 can(s)
    red beans (15oz )
  • 2 can(s)
    ranch style beans (this is a must!!) 15 oz ea.
  • 1 can(s)
    stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can(s)
    tomato sauce
  • 4 oz
    beef broth
  • 1 pkg
    taco season (not chili seasoning)
  • 2 Tbsp
    chili powder (suit to taste-mild or hot)

How to Make Almost Homemade Chili


  1. Brown meat until throughly cooked

    In separate pan, saute' onions, bell peppers, garlic in 1 tbls oil, until onions are "sweating"

    Cook bacon until crispy and drain- crumble and set aside
  2. In large dutch oven on very low heat, mix all the beans (draining not necessary), stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef broth... Add sauted onions,peppers garlic,Taco seasoning, chili powder, stir until blended
  3. Add meat and bacon to beans, cook and stir on low heat for 45-60 minutes to blend all the flavor. Garnish with cheddar cheese, if desired.

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About Almost Homemade Chili

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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