tonya's kickin' chili

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Tonya Young
from Denison, IA

This chili recipe began with my Mom's version, which I LOVED as a kid, and which I have evolved over the years into something a little "spicier!" Yes, I like hot and spicy chili, and this can be spiced up or down (heat-wise) but it's the combination of spices that gives it the amazing flavor.

serves 8
prep time 25 Min
cook time 2 Hr

Ingredients For tonya's kickin' chili

  • 1 lg
  • 2 md
  • 2 lb
    ground chuck
  • 1 can
    tomatoes, canned and chopped, with liquid
  • 1 can
    tomatoes, crushed
  • 2 can
    chili beans, hot
  • 1 can
    kidney beans, canned
  • 1 can
    black beans
  • 2-3 c
    water, cold
  • 1 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp
    Herbs de Provence
  • 2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    Adobo powder
  • 5 md
    bay leaves

How To Make tonya's kickin' chili

  • 1
    Chop onion and mince garlic. In a large stock pot, cook onion and garlic with olive oil on medium heat until transparent. Add ground chuck and cook thoroughly. Drain fat if desired. Add all remaining ingredients and turn up to medium high. Let come to boil. Turn down and simmer for 2 hours or more. Serve and enjoy!

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