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chili at it's best

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Peggi Anne Tebben
Granbury, TX

I have made this recipe for years. I got it from nowhere. I just make it the way I like it! Hope you do too. I make it for the hunters at the lodge & they all ask for my recipe. I like adding shredded cheddar cheese when I eat mine. Sometimes less is more!

(2 ratings)
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chili at it's best

  • 2 1/2 lb
    hamburger or deer burger
  • 2 md
    onions, cut in slivers
  • 3 lg
    cans chili beans
  • 3 can
    red beans
  • 3 can
    pinto or the equivilent of home cooked pintos with juice
  • 2 can
    diced tomatoes- chili style or stewed tomatoes
  • 1/2 -2/3 jar
    great value (walmart) chili powder- i use more like almost 2/3

How To Make chili at it's best

  • 1
    In large dutch oven or stock pot, brown your burger adding just enough oil to keep from sticking if necessary.
  • 2
    When almost browned, add your onions & continue cooking until onions are just translucent.
  • 3
    Add the chili beans.
  • 4
    Add the pinto beans.
  • 5
    Add the red beans.
  • 6
    Add the diced tomatoes & chili powder & bring to a boil.
  • 7
    Turn the heat to low & continue cooking & stirring with lid off for about 30-60 minutes, until chili becomes thick.
  • If this don't warm your innards, nothing will!
    I like to add shredded cheddar to my bowl of chili when I eat it. Enjoy!!