Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Allen Henderson
Prep Time
25 Mins
Cook Time
2 Hours 15 Mins
Makes 14 servings (about 7 cups)

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook ground beef and next 5 ingredients in a Dutch oven over medium heat 10 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Stir in diced tomatoes with green chiles and next 9 ingredients, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 1 hour and 45 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes. Add kidney beans and black beans; cover and cook 15 minutes.

Step 2

Cut corn chip bags open at one long side. Spoon 1/2 cup chili on chips in each bag. Garnish, if desired.

Step 3

Note: Chili may be frozen in a zip-top plastic freezer bag up to 3 months. For testing purposes only, we used Fritos Brand Original Corn Chips.

Ratings & Reviews

Joholder's Review

February 12, 2012
This is the best chili ever! I double the tomato sauce and add a dash of Worchestershire Sauce. I have small kids so I cut the cayenne pepper in half. The frigid and cheese are pure genius!

rockyhillgal's Review

December 13, 2011
Great flavor! When you test it, it tastes like it needs more salt. However, it's perfect when topped with cheese, chips, etc. More salt in the recipe, topped with salty items, would make it too salty. Love this recipe.

phoneman0712's Review

October 19, 2010
I love this!! I have made this for the past couple of winter's and EVERYONE loves this!!!! It is a keeper!!!

aggiewife's Review

September 23, 2009
I love finding new chili recipes and this one was terrific! Very quick and easy to make. Just a note that it was a bit brothy....we liked it like that since we let the fritos soak up the juice...