Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Total Time
2 Hours 30 Mins
Makes 8 to 10 servings

How to Make It

Cook first 3 ingredients in a 5- to 6-qt. Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain well, and return to Dutch oven. Add chili powder and next 3 ingredients; cook 1 minute. Add tomato paste, and cook 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 2 hours.

Ratings & Reviews

Wryan10592's Review

April 09, 2014

USAFRET91's Review

September 13, 2013
Great chili except for the beans leave them out.

racingpawpaw's Review

December 16, 2012
I added 1 can of Rotel. It was great. Saving this one.

stepheb's Review

March 22, 2011
liked this recipe! I used 1 lb. ground beef and 12 oz. Boca crumbles to keep the fat and calories down. Husband didn't notice the difference! Chili has a nice consistency to it. Will make again. Just enough flavor.

mandy51's Review

February 06, 2011
This is the BEST chili I have ever had! My husband came across this recipe & we liked it so much, he had to make a triple batch 3 days later! Everyone who tries it loves it! He made a couple of changes. He didn't use cumin or the green chiles, and added a chopped green pepper and a 15 oz. can of stewed tomatoes. Also, he used red kidney beans in place of the pinto beans. I'm not sure, but he may have added a couple dashes of sugar also. You will LOVE it!!

jtbeau's Review

January 18, 2011
Family raved about this one and is busy thinking up everything it will be good over. Not too thick or tomatoey. Added 2 chiptole peppers chopped fine as we like our chili kicked up a notch.

Christie68's Review

January 10, 2011
I have been looking for a good, classic, simple chili recipe! This fit the bill. It was simple to make and my family LOVED it! Made "northern style" corn bread to go along with it. YUM! YUM! I substituted Worthington Veggie Burger in place of beef and Swanson's Vegetable Broth in place of the beef broth and dark beer. Also added on can of chopped tomatoes (drained).

LouiesMom's Review

January 04, 2011
This chili is tangy, spicy, rich in texture and deep in flavor. I substituted ground turky for the beef. My husband raved and said it is now his favorite chili. Will add this to my recipe collection.