Chili for Everybody

Elisabeth Combs


This is a basic, mild recipe.
The secret ingredient?


★★★★★ 1 vote

6 to 8
30 Min
2 Hr


  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 2 15oz can(s)
    seasoned chili beans
  • 1 14oz can(s)
    stewed or other canned tomatoes
  • 2 c
    strong coffee (leftover from the pot is good)
  • 2 clove
    minced garlic
  • 1
    small chopped onion
  • 1 pkg
    chili seasoning ( i use williams, it's unsalted)
  • 1 Tbsp
  • ·
    salt to taste

How to Make Chili for Everybody


  1. Brown ground beef, set aside, saving small amt grease.
    Sautee garlic and onion in saved grease.
    In crock pot or large cooking pot, add all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally at least two hours on stove top or 4 hours in crock pot.
    I leave mine in the crock pot on low all day.
    Add water or more coffee to desired consistency.
  3. Host a chili party!
    Double, triple, quadruple the recipe, and host a party (can you say Football?)
    -Set out a variety of mix-ins and toppers buffet-style.
    Children especially enjoy adding their own "extras"

    Mix-ins and toppers for your chili:

    -Corn chips (like Fritos)
    -shredded cheeses
    -chopped onion
    -chopped green pepper
    -sliced jalapeno
    -oyster crackers
    -sour cream
    -a variety of hot sauces
    -sweet corn
    -cheese crackers (like Cheez-Its)
    Also try serving your chili over baked potato, rice, or noodles.

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