"This is the best and easiest chili I have ever had. I make it often and if there are any leftovers I freeze some to pull out for a cold winter day." — JUDI K.
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1 1/2 pounds
green bell pepper, chopped
1 (28 ounce) can
1 (6 ounce) can
water, or as needed
2 (15 ounce) cans
kidney beans, undrained
salt and pepper to taste
Absolutely delicious! My husband does NOT like chili, and when I told him that we would be eating this for dinner, he was not thrilled. However, he RAVED about this and told me to give it five stars.
I made no changes to the recipe, and even though some reviewers said it was 'bland', neither my husband or I like particularly hot dishes, so I kept the chili powder as is - it was PERFECT. I only had one pound of meat, but it was fine. And, I dumped the whole thing in the crock pot and cooked on low for the afternoon.
Thank you for a fabulous recipe!
Good base recipe, but I like to substitute honey for the sugar and black beans (rinsed) for the kidney beans. A bit of hot sauce or cayenne will spice it up, and a tsp. of worchestershire and soy sauce will give it some depth of flavor. Totally omit the water.
We are Minnesotan's.
I love this recipe, although it is a little bland. I prefer a little more flavor.
To start I wanted to do this in the crock pot, so I browned the Hamburger and then the veggies in a pan.
I added the rest, plus a bit more chili powder, a little cumin, as well as a few glugs of worschestire, and a dash or two of cinnamon. Awesome, because we like the chili a little sweet I added 2 tablespoons of sugar rather then the 1.
Good basic start to a great pot of chili.
The chili was excellent! Thanks Judi for sharing the recipe! I did add a little gr. cumin and a little extra chili pepper.
I planned ahead and browned the beef and chopped the vegetables with dinner the night before and threw it all in the crock pot the next morning (left out the cup of water). I kept it on low all day and it turned out perfect. You do need the 6 quart crock pot though!
I'm sorry this is the blandest chili I ever had. Like a golf course... I had to add and add to make it have some flavor. Sorry, for me, I will not make this again.
We loved it! I doubled the recipe and served it to 6 hungry friends on football Sunday. We had plenty of leftovers! This was a very simple chili for those who like the traditional. I added a lot of spice. It seemed a bit tame. I used red pepper flakes, red pepper sauce and more chili powder. It needed that kick.
I was really suprized whe I read this recipe, this is allmost exactly the same chili My family has been making for years. The only thing I would recomend is draining the fat off the ground beef before adding the rest of the ingredients, I also cook my onions first in the pot that I brown the ground beef in and add them after draining the fat off.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Minnesota Golf Course Chili
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 334
** Calories from Fat: 128
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