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chili for everybody

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Elisabeth Combs
Shawnee, KS

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

★★★★★ 2
serves 6 to 8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 2 Hr

Ingredients For chili for everybody

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 2 15oz can
    seasoned chili beans
  • 1 14oz can
    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.