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.




Can of Coke Pot Roast

It was tough trying to figure out what to make for dinner on Sunday afternoon knowing my boyfriend and I had the whole day to prepare something. We couldn’t settle on a recipe right away. Lately I have been surfing on Pinterest, checking out their food section. One of the recipes I came across was one that I have always wanted to try – the can of coke recipe for cooking beef pot roast in a crock pot. Apparently the coke provides flavor and a base for the broth. I wanted to see if this was really something worth sharing. The recipe only involves a few ingredients.

1 package dry onion soup mix

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 can Coke (or any other soda you want to try)

2 lb beef pot roast

fresh vegetables (we decided on potatoes, carrots, celery, mushrooms, and onion)

First prepare all of your ingredients. Chop the vegetables to your liking. Set aside.

Place the pot roast in the crock pot. Sprinkle the onion soup mix over the meat and then add in the cream of mushroom soup. Pour in the soda. We were unable to find a can of Coke at the grocery store so I just grabbed a whole bottle. That just means more tasty broth!

Add in your vegetables. Briefly stir to get the liquid and vegetables evenly distributed around the beef. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Or if you are crunched on time like we were, cook on high for 4 to 5 hours. Stir occasionally.

A super easy recipe that not only tastes good but it fills your whole house with an amazing smell. I realized this recipe would work out much better during the cold winter weather when you need something to warm up with. I would like to try using Dr. Pepper next time to see how different the end result is.

Recipe found on the Feels Like Home Blog.