Lynda's Pepper Chili

Lynda Hayes


My husband and I love Peppers! Sweet, Mild, Hot, and everything in between. So, this chili recipe reflects that love of the Peppers, thus the name Chili (Chile Pepper)

My grandson was here over the weekend and I made this recipe. He ate 6 bowls of my Chili! I think that says it all, don't you?


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 (depending on bowl size)
30 Min
2 Hr


  • 1
    large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1
    large sweet red bell pepper,chopped
  • 1/2
    large jalapeno pepper, chopped (seeded if preferred)
  • 1.5-2 lb
    80/20 ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 2-3
    large garlic cloves, smashed and chopped
  • 1
    large sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 can(s)
    red kidney beans, drained, 16 oz.
  • 2 can(s)
    petite diced tomatoes, with juice, 14.5 oz cans
  • 1 can(s)
    tomato paste, 6 oz. can
  • 3+ Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 2+ Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 2+ Tbsp
    onion powder
  • 1-2 tsp
    crystal hot sauce
  • 1-2 can(s)
  • ·
    sea salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp
    oil, for the pan

How to Make Lynda's Pepper Chili


  1. In a very large pot, add oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, chili powder and meld for 1 Min to flavor the oil. Cook ground beef
    in the flavored oil, and break up into small pieces until all browned, salt and pepper meat.
  2. Add in all Peppers, Onions and cook for 3-5 min. Then add in Tomatoes, Tomato paste, Water(enough to cover mixture) and
    Kidney Beans.

    Add rest of spices,hot sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Mix together well. Cook on medium high heat to let all the flavors merry.
  3. Cook 45 minutes to 1 hour minimum, 2 hours is best. Taste periodically, season more according to your taste. (Mild vs. Hot)
  4. Variation of Garnishes to Choose From:
    Shredded Cheeses, Sour Cream, Diced Red Onion, Chopped Cilantro, Guacomole, Crackers, more Hot Sauce if you desire.
    We've tried them all and it's fantastic!

    *Alternate: Boiled Macaroni for the Kids

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About Lynda's Pepper Chili

Course/Dish: Chili

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