This chili recipe is satisfying, filling, easy to make, and feeds the whole family.
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Chili Recipe Season
It is fall is Wisconsin and that is chili season. This chili recipe has been made by me so many times, it is one of those that I know by heart.
This was not always the case. For years, I worked at tweaking a chili recipe until I got the right amount of tomato chunks, pasta, hamburger, tomato taste, and seasoning. I also wanted something that was extremely easy to make. Often, I need to pull a great meal together for my family under 30-60 minutes.
This is one of those recipes that everyone looks forward to and it feeds a crowd.
Personalized Chili Recipe
While some people like their chili hotter and some may like more pasta, there are others that like cheese and raw onions on top of theirs. So, I made the chili recipe the way that I personally like it…I don’t need to add a thing when done except a side of saltine crackers or corn chips. Wile I have no problem enjoying the chili with nothing else. I find that a crowd can be kept happy if you let them dress up the chili to their specific taste with toppings.
Better yet, make your own Homemade Chili Powder mix. Just start with 3-4 teaspoons for the kettle of chili. Add more as needed. This spice mix only takes minutes to make.
Chili Topping Ideas
As I mentioned, the chili is amazing on its own; however, I do provide a variety of toppings for people to dress up their chili.
- diced onions
- shredded cheese
- sour cream
- hot sauces
My family also has different likes for what to have with their chili. Here are some cracker ideas too:
- oyster crackers
- Ritz crackers
- corn chips
No matter which way you have your chili, you should give this recipe a try and see if you like it.
If you love hearty beef soups and stews, you should give this tender beef vegetable soup recipe a try.
Chili Recipe Homemade Under and Hour
- 3 Lbs. Ground Chuck you can use any hamburger, but I try and purchase ground chuck
- 1 medium onion diced
- 2 stalks celery diced (I had some frozen that was pre-diced-just put that in to use up)
- 1/2 Tsp. salt to taste
- 1/2 Tsp. pepper to taste
- 10 3/4 oz. tomato soup
- 14.5 oz. diced tomatoes (if you have fresh, I cut up 3-4 tomatoes instead)
- 28 oz. Bush’s Baked Beans I like to use the Original seasoned with bacon and brown sugar
- 1 Cup elbow macaroni uncooked
- 1 packet McCormick Chili Seasoning I like this one the best and use the Original seasoning mix
- water Enough to fill kettle
- Using a 5 Qt kettle, brown the hamburger and break apart. When about half way cooked, add the onion, celery, salt, and pepper.
- Once the hamburger is cooked through, add the tomato soup, diced tomatoes, baked beans, and chili seasoning.
- Rinse the cans and pour the water in the kettle filling it to about 1/2 inch from the top with water
- Add the elbow macaroni. Bring to a boil and turn down temperature to low. Put cover on kettle and simmer about 10 minutes or until the pasta is just cooked. Turn off heat and let sit covered another 10 minutes. If you want to provide toppings as I mentioned above, now is the time to be preparing these items. Enjoy.
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You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has worked in restaurants for many years. Her many crochet patterns and quilt patterns are enjoyed by many. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.