Photo: lynntjones

Grandma Shirley's Famous Wisconsin Chili

Yield: 6 servings
Community Recipe from


  • 2 whole(s) onions - large chopped
  • 1 whole(s) green pepper diced
  • 2 tablespoon(s) butter melted
  • 2 pound(s) ground beef browned
  • 2 can(s) petite diced tomatoes - 28 oz
  • 1 can(s) tomato sauce
  • 1 can(s) chili beans
  • 1 teaspoon(s) paprika
  • 3 whole(s) cloves
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 tablespoon(s) sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) red pepper
  • 2 tablespoon(s) chili powder


  1. Saute onion and green pepper in melted butter until onion is transparent. Add ground beef and cook until brown. Add tomatoes, sauce and seasonings. Simmer about 2 hours. Add water if necessary. Just before serving remove cloves and bay leaf and add beans if desired. We like to serve this chili over spaghetti in Wisconsin! I think we did that because we were broke and we needed it to go farther. But we love it like that!
September 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by lynntjones and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Chili Recipe at a Glance
  1. Enter at least one ingredient

Find out what we've got cooking...

Weekly Specials
Get our Free Weekly Specials Newsletter filled with our favorite recipes, seasonal menus, and special features.
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy