Grandma's Chili

Cindi Rushton


This is a chili recipe my grandmother always made, and has been handed down through the generations. It's more of a chili soup, than chili beans. Very warming, wholesome, and good on a snow day! Makes a large pot to serve many, or to have as leftovers. My family always eats it all though! Good for reheating if you have a busy week ahead. Let me know what you think? *I do everything in 1 LARGE pot. You can also use 2 cans of the same beans. It originally called for the kidney beans, but I like the added chili flavor of the chili beans.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10-12 or more
30 Min
30 Min


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1 large
onion (chopped)
3 or 4
stalks celery (chopped)
2 lb
hamburger meat
16 oz. can chili beans
15.5 oz. red kidney beans
15 oz. cans of tomato sauce
14.5 oz. diced or stewed tomatoes
2 or 3
tbs. chili powder
salt and pepper (generously)
10 c
1/2 lb
or 1/2 (small) box of spaghetti


How to Make Grandma's Chili


  • 1saute chopped onion and celery in small amount of water until tender.
  • 2Add hamburger meat, salt and pepper generously. Cook til browned.
  • 3Add remaining ingredients EXCEPT spaghetti.
  • 4Bring 'soup' to a boil. Add spaghetti noodles by breaking them up into 1/3's. Should be about 4 inches in length. Let come to a second boil and cook until spaghetti noodles are tender. About 10 mins.
  • 5Serve with oyster crackers or saltines.

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About Grandma's Chili

Course/Dish: Chili
Collection: Grandma's Table
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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