Grandma’s Chili

Another family favorite! A long time ago, my grandma got a chili recipe from an old friend and used that exact recipe for chili ever since. She made a million copies of the page just so she wouldn’t lose it. It is very basic and delicious. The only recipe I ever use when I want chili. You can change the amount of jalapeno, red pepper flakes, and cayenne pepper around to adjust the spicyness and can switch out ground beef for ground turkey. I used to use the packets of chili seasoning you could buy at the grocery store, but now I make my own chili seasoning using the recipe from My Baking Addiction. It is really easy to throw together and doesn’t have any questionable ingredients.

I prefer the taste of ground beef in this chili because it reminds me of my grandma and eating this as a child. Throw it in the crockpot for a few hours and your house will smell amazing! This is very filling and leaves you with plenty of leftovers to freeze or pack for lunch the next day. This recipe DEFINITELY gets a 5 out of 5!


Rating 5/5


Grandma’s Chili

Cooking Time: 3 to 4 hours


2 cans kidney beans with juice

2 cans chili beans with juice

1 can chili beans with jalapenos with juice

1 small can sliced jalapenos

1 can tomato sauce

1 can crushed tomatoes

1 yellow onion, chopped

1 lb ground beef

1 recipe chili seasoning


In a large skillet, saute chopped onion with a little bit of olive oil for about 5 minutes on medium to high heat. Add ground beef and cook until browned. Drain meat and set aside.

In a large crockpot, add beans, jalapenos, tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, and chili seasoning. Add ground beef and stir to combine. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours. Serve with sour cream and cornbread.




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