How to make it

  • Get out a big pot, four quarts or bigger.
  • Plop the ground beef and the chopped onion into the bottom of the pot and start frying it over medium heat. Break it up into small chunks as you cook it.
  • When it is all the way brown and grey, with not a speck of pink left, drain off the fat.
  • Open up the canned tomatoes and tomato paste. Add their contents to the big pot on the stove.
  • Also add about 2 or 3 cups of water for simmering.
  • Add the beans (canned or home cooked), chilli powder, salt and pepper (and parsley if you like).
  • Stir it all up and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat so that the chili merely simmers, and allow it to cook, covered or not, for about 1hour. It will be edible in about 20 minutes, but tastes better after longer simmering.
  • To serve, you can ladel this over bowls of hot rice, or you can serve it in soup bowls with big wedges of cornbread dripping with margarine. Either way, its tasty!
  • Enjoy!
  • NOTE: I usually cook up some dry beans in the morning to put in the chili for supper. To do this measure up about 1 1/2 cups of pinto beans or kidney beans, or a combination. Put them in a big pot on the stove with plenty of water and bring them to a boil. Allow them to boil for a minute or two. Turn off the heat, cover the pot with a lid, and let them sit for at least an hour. After that you simmer them for about an hour or two, watching that they don't run out of water. When they are tender, they are done.
  • If you decide to use canned beans, use at least two 15 oz. cans, better to use 3 or 4 though. I've used pinto and kidney beans most often, but have substituted black beans, northern beans, pork'n'beans, and others as necessary.

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  • abbysmom35 10 years ago
    People think I'm nuts when I put cornbread in my chili....well if they don't like it after they have tried it, then they are nuts! Nothing like it in the world. Thanks for sharing, I will be making this on the weekend! ~Shea~
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    oregongrandma ate it and said...
    This was an easy recipe and so good. My husband liked it because it wasn't too spicy. I actually like it spicier, so I added chili sauce to my bowl. I will definately make this again. It was so good with an ice cold glass of milk!
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    oregongrandma ate it and said...
    This is going to be for dinner tomorrow night!
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  • dawnstar13 11 years ago
    sounds great . im gonna cook this fpr my husband for dinner, but we like really spicy so ill add more chili pepper and some jalepenos, ill let you know how it turned out!
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  • dsboutique 11 years ago
    I am going to try this!
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  • zena824 11 years ago
    Who doesnt like cornbread!!!!!!!!! this sounds great..
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