Apr 19, 2008

Recipe for Delicious Chili

Funny, last Saturday it was my husband's request that motivated me to post the recipe that I did, and once again, I was drawn to a chili recipe because my hubby LOVES chili. After all, they do say that "a way to a man's heart is his stomach". I've recently discovered a vegetarian chili that is really delicious, maybe I'll share it sometime, but for now, here's a great chili recipe for you to make and eat, or freeze for later:


  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 1 lg onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (14 oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 t ground cumin
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 2 (15 oz) cans red kidney or Pinto beans, or one of each
  • 2 T cornstarch, optional
  • 1/4 C water, optional

How It's Done:

  • Place the ground chuck in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the onions and garlic.
  • Cook until meat is browned through and vegetables are tender.
  • Drain well.
  • Place the tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper into a large saucepan.
  • Place over high heat.
  • Bring to a rapid boil.
  • Add the meat and beans.
  • Reduce heat to low.
  • Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Remove lid and continue cooking for 10 minutes.

If you are not planning to eat this right away, and want to freeze it, place saucepan in the refrigerator for a rapid cool. Pour chili into freezer containers and freeze for up to 3 months.

To reheat, remove chili from the freezer, place 1/4 C of water in a saucepan. Add the chili and cook over medium heat until heated through. To thicken chili mix the cornstarch and 1/4 C water together. Add to the chili and stir well. Personally, I prefer not to thicken it as more starch equals more calories.

Updated 2/4/16

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:15 PM

    Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe. I'm a firm believer, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Everyone says that is the way I won my hubby over.

    Blessings dear friend,