Aunt Bobye's Chili~Robynne

Robynne Glenn


My Chili recipe really gets around. I have shared it with so many of my family and friends over the years, and they make for their families now. My nieces called it Aunt Bobye's or Aunt Robye's chili (depending on the niece), so the name kinda stuck.

We all look forward to the weather cooling, so we can make our first pot of chili, but we have been known to make it in August, when we just couldn't wait.

Disclaimer: I have always used recipes as a guide and use my instincts and experience to alter or omit ingredients as I cook. Therefore, it has always been a challenge when sharing recipes with others. I doubt I make dishes the same way twice. So, I advise you to use my recipes the same way. Trust your experience and adjust to your personal taste~Robynne


★★★★★ 2 votes

30 Min
1 Hr 15 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 large
    onion, chopped
  • 4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 lb
    can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 lb
    can of diced tomatoes or fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1-2 can(s)
    15 oz tomato sauce (if desired)
  • 1 can(s)
    5 oz tomato paste
  • 1 can(s)
    14.5 oz beef broth
  • 3-6 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1-2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • ·
    (feel free to add some of your favorite mexican spice blends or saute some dice green chilies with the onions) optional
  • ·
    add granulated garlic, if more garlic flavor is desired
  • 1 tsp
    granulated onion
  • 1 lb
    can of ranch style beans

How to Make Aunt Bobye's Chili~Robynne


  1. In a large dutch oven, brown beef with onions and garlic on medium high heat. Drain. Add all ingredients, except ranch style beans. *I recommend you start with the minimum seasonings and ingredients, and taste as you go.
  2. Simmer ingredients, at least 1 hour. Adjust seasonings, if needed. Note: I usually simmer for hours on low heat, the longer the better. It is ALWAYS better the second day =)
  3. Add ranch beans and simmer an additional 15 minutes.
  4. I serve my chili with corn bread or tortilla chips on the side. Add your favorite toppings. My favorites are shredded sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped onions and fresh cilantro.. Yum!

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About Aunt Bobye's Chili~Robynne

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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