Easy Family Chili

Easy Family Chili Recipe

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Nancy Greathouse


This is very easy to make and is so good Serve with thickly cut buttered toast, saltines (soda crackers) or your favourite bread.
Make available a shaker of chili powder and / or dried chilis for those who like their chili spicy.


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30 Min
2 Hr 55 Min
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2 lb
ground beef
1 to 2
medium onions, roughly chopped
chili powder, salt, pepper
28 oz diced tomatoes
10 oz. condensed tomato soup, undiluted - not absolutely essential
19 oz. dark red kidney beans
14 oz. brown beans

How to Make Easy Family Chili


  • 11. Over medium heat, brown your meat along with the onions and a little bit of water in a large heavy bottomed pot or dutch oven. Don't break up the meat too much
  • 22. When most of the pinkness is gone from the meat, dump in the canned tomatoes, tomato soup, some salt and pepper and a Tablespoon or so of chili powder and give it a stir.
  • 33. Drain all the beans and add the liquid to the pot (there may not be very much). The beans themselves will be added later.
  • 44. Stir to mix everything together. Stay right there, stirring constantly until the mixture comes to a boil. Immediately turn down heat to medium low, stirring until the mixture is just simmering.
  • 55. Now, decide how soon you want to eat! If you're in a hurry, leave the lid off the pot, keep the mixture barely simmering, and stir every 15-20 minutes until it thickens up. This usually takes 45-60 minutes. If there's no rush, it tastes a bit better if you put on the lid, coming by to stir it every 15-20 minutes, again leaving it barely simmering. This method takes 1.5 hours or more.
  • 66. When it's almost as thick as you want it, do a taste test and add additional chili powder if needed. Then, add the beans. You'll need to stir every 5-10 minutes after the beans are added so they don't stick to the bottom. In about 20-30 minutes, supper's ready!

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About Easy Family Chili

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Wild Game
Regional Style: English

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