Friday, April 9, 2010

The Yummiest Chili Ever!

Yes, I do believe that I make the yummiest chili in the world.  At least, that's what my family says, and if they're sayin' it, I'm sure not going to argue.  Especially when my food doesn't get that many compliments in the first place.    (Really, usually there are complaints at almost every meal from at least one person.  And that's when the meal is a hit!)

But I do have a few other people who might back me up on the chili issue.   A few years back,our ward held a Chili Cook Off.  Due to the craziness of this particular activity, the chili got set out to be served before the judges got to taste-test it.  My chili didn't win; didn't even place, but that was because there was none left to sample!  That's how good it looked and tasted and so got slurped up right underneath the judges' noses!
photo courtesy of google images

So Sunday, for our bi-annual General Conference potluck, I served this specialty of mine.  And I did get compliments.  And even got asked (again) for the recipe.  It's time I shared!  (And a bonus - it's really easy to prepare!)

My Family's Favorite Chili

2  - 30 oz cans Western Style Chili Beans ( I use all Western Family brands)
1 - 14.5 oz can black beans
1 - 14.5 oz can kidney beans
2 - 14.5 oz cans Petite Diced tomatoes with Green Chilies
2 - 10.5 oz can condensed tomato soup
1 -TBS chili powder
1 -2 cloves garlic
1 - 2  medium onions, chopped
1 or 2 fresh chopped chili peppers, with seeds and veins removed
2 pounds ground beef

Cook ground beef in a large pot till almost cooked through.  Add chopped onions, jalapeno, and garlic and finish cooking til onions are just softened.  In large crock pot, add all the canned ingredients.  Add cooked meat and onions and 2-3 cups of water, and stir together.  Season with chili powde,r and salt & pepper to taste.  Cook in crock pot on low for 5-6 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours.  Serve with cheddar cheese or any other favorite topping.

And, if you want the recipe for the really yummy cornbread that I make to go with this Chili, go here.  You'll be glad you did!


Amber M. said...


Midnite Skys said...

I make a vegetarian chili that meat eaters ask how i go the meat cut up so little.......then don't believe us when we tell them that is vegetable protein ...... But sometimes it is hit or miss with my chili. I forget to measure sometimes (ok most times) I really like it better than the ground beef chili.....

Opus #6 said...

Thanks for the follow. I followed back. Your family is gorgeous. And I love the Tea Party sign. ;-)

wendy said...

OK Chili Champ, I am going to try it...cause I love chili!!!!!

Just ME the MOM said...

Thank you for the recipe - I always love good recipes for chili or almost any kinds of soup - I'm printing it out. If this rain keeps up - I'll be making it tomorrow :)


M-Cat said...

mmmmmm, I didn't think I was hungry, but now I am

tammy said...

Thanks for sharing. Sounds yummy!