Crowd Pleasin’ Chili

I can call this “crowd pleasin’” because I took a pot of this chili to a local chili cook-off last year and won an award of the same name.  This chili has a nice flavor.  No one would ever say it will put hair on your chest (do people still say that?).  I don’t usually put a ton of heat into it.  As it is, Princess Pat insists on two dollops of sour cream in her bowl and an extra 30 minutes to finish it.  She is still working on enjoying beans or anything spicy.  The rest of my family loves this.

It’s also one of my go-to meals when I need to take a friend or neighbor a meal.  It always turns out well and takes no more effort than browning some hamburger.  The rest of the ingredients simply simmer in a pot for a few hours and “poof!” it’s done.  I usually crumble up some corn muffins in mine.  The rest of my family likes it with shredded cheese and sour cream.  They prefer their corn muffins on the side with honey.

(adapted from Todd Wilbur’s Top Secret Recipes)

Crowd Pleasin' Chili
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 8 ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 2 14 ounce cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 14 ounce cans northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small can green chiles
  • 1 28 ounce can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp chile powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. Brown the ground beef in a large Dutch oven or stockpot.
  2. Combine all the remaining ingredients into the pot and simmer 2-3 hours, stirring every 15 minutes or so.

 

 

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