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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hearty Chili

Chili is a comfort food favorite! As temperatures cool down , chili becomes a staple on the menu everywhere. The best chili recipes are loaded with flavor, perfect to serve with a side of cornbread, crackers, or over rice. Best of all it's easy to make. You can have dinner on the table in about an hour. This is great for feeding a crowd too!


  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 c Celery, finely diced
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 lb Country Breakfast Sausage (I use Neeses)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 c Chili Powder (about 4 tbs)
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper Sauce
  • 4 c Beef Stock
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Beef Better Than Bouillon (or 1 bouillon cube)
  • 2 16oz Cans of Pinto Beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 16oz Can of Red Kidney Beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 15oz Can Black Beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 15oz Can Great Northern Beans, drained & rinsed
  • 26.46 oz Finely Chopped Tomatoes (can use diced tomatoes or crushed tomatoes)
  • 2 oz Tomato Paste

Heat a large dutch oven over medium heat.

Add olive oil, celery, onion, and bell pepper. Saute five minutes until the vegetables begin to become tender.

Add ground beef and sausage. Break up and cook until browned. Drain excess oils if desired and return to the pot if desired. I don't drain it myself. 

Add seasonings to the meat and vegetables, stir to combine.

Add beef stock, Worcestershire, bouillon and stir to combine with the beef and vegetables.

Add beans, chopped tomatoes, and tomato paste. Stir to mix with the other ingredients.

Simmer over medium heat for half an hour.

Serve hot.

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  1. Sounds amazing, Julia. Can't wait for it to get cool enough here to really enjoy a big bowl of chili. :)

    1. Thank you Stacey. It will be great when it's cooler out. The night I made this, we had a heat streak and it was near 90 degrees. LOL.

  2. There is nothing better than a great bowl of Chili and your recipe looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. I like that you used a variety of beans and I bet the breakfast sausage gives it some nice diverse flavor. I think pork really is a great accompaniment to beef.

    1. Yes, I love that combo myself. So delicious!


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