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Mom's Chili Recipe

Mom's Chili

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"Quick, easy, yummy chili from Texas."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs

    2 hrs 10 mins


  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, cook beef and onion until meat is brown. Stir in beans, diced tomatoes, chili seasoning, salt, pepper, chili powder and water. Reduce heat and simmer 2 hours.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 14, 2008

Stuck to the recipe aside from the following changes: Could not find ranch-style beans so I used pinto beans instead. In addition to the onion, I added about 1/2 of a green pepper. While browning the meat & veg, I threw in 2tsp minced garlic plus 1 beef bullion cube. Rather than use tomatoes w/green chiles & 1c. water, I used (2) 8oz cans of tomato sauce. Great recipe. I had to improvise based on what I had, but I will continue to make it with these changes as it turned out to be pretty close to my fathers without all of the work. Thanks for the recipe. Something this easy, quick, and cheap shouldn't taste this good!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 20, 2009

This was a good 'starter' recipe. I added lots to it. It was really great for my beginning. Thanks.

Jan 21, 2009

Excellent!! I added sauteed onion and garlic and tomato paste. I also used about two cups of beef broth and one cup of water. I topped the chili with oyster crackers and cheddar cheese and served Mexican cornbread on the side. Yummy!

Jan 16, 2007

Ooooh so good! We layered it with fritos and colby/monterey jack cheeses since my hubby isn't too fond of chili straight up, and it was perfect! Will definitely be making again, especially for the winter :).

Sep 17, 2004

Very good chili! I was looking for a chili recipe using Ranch Style Beans since that is what I had. I was craving Frito Pie!!! Put some corn chips in your bowl, pour chili on top, then cheese!( or melt some Velveeta with a little milk & use that) YUM!!! I did add about 2/3 - 1 cup of extra water as it simmered down. (simmer down, now!!!)

Jan 05, 2009

This was very good. Cooked on high for 5 hours and only changes were adding an extra can of diced green chiles and an extra shake of chili powder. Went great with cornbread.

Jun 21, 2007

This is so easy and pretty good. When I made it again though I added more spices, some kidney beans, and a small can of tomato paste and it made an even better chili. Overall, it's a great "starter" recipe.

Nov 02, 2010

This was very good. I did make some additions/substitutions based on what I had on hand & what we like. I added: a couple cloves of garlic & half a can of tomato paste (based on another review I read). For the seasoning mix, salt, pepper, & chili powder, I substituted a heaping tablespoon of "Chili Seasoning Mix II" from this site. I've never made chili before but this turned out so well that I'll think we'll keep it in the rotation. Thanks Bailey.


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  • Calories
  • 382 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 18.7 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 8.4 g
  • 34%
  • Protein
  • 27 g
  • 54%
  • Sodium
  • 1701 mg
  • 68%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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