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(1 rating)
Recipe by
Mitzi Brammer
St. Charles, MO

I have been looking for a great chili recipe that I could make from scratch. This one fits the bill. I think the addition of the red and green bell peppers is what makes this chili. Don't skimp on the red bell pepper, even though it can be a little pricier than green bell peppers. I think this chili gets better the longer you have it. However, it probably won't last long at your house, it is so good! Enjoy!

(1 rating)
yield 8 -10
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For chili

  • 2 lb
    ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1
    large onion, chopped
  • 1
    red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1
    green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 can
    16 oz. navy beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can
    28 oz. whole tomatoes, cut up, undrained
  • 1 can
    8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 3 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 can
    7 oz. mild green chilies, undrained
  • 2 Tbsp
    tabasco sauce
  • salt and black pepper, to taste

How To Make chili

  • 1
    Cook ground beef (I used lean ground round) or turkey with onions, green and red bell peppers and garlic until meat is no longer pink. Drain.
  • 2
    Add remaining ingredients and let simmer about an hour, stirring occasionally. May need to add water and salt/pepper as chili cooks, depending on how thick you like your chili.
  • 3
    Can be served with shredded cheese of your choice on top and crackers or cornbread.