Saturday, December 10, 2011

Homemade Chili



1 pound ground beef
16 oz. tomato sauce OR 14 oz. diced tomatoes
1 can dark kidney beans


1. Brown ground beef until no longer pink.
2. Add 2 Tbs chili seasoning mix per pound.
3. Add 16 oz. tomato sauce OR 14 oz. diced tomatoes per pound
4. Rinse canned kidney beans; add to chili.
5. Mix well; simmer for 10 minutes.
6. Serve with shredded cheddar or Mexican-blend cheese and crackers.
7. Enjoy!

Crock Pot Directions:

Brown ground beef in a skillet.  Combine all ingredients, except kidney beans; cook on low for 4 hours.  Add the kidney beans during the last 15 minutes.  Serve and enjoy!

Freezing Directions:

Make chili adding the kidney beans last and remove pan from heat.  Once cool, store in freezer bags or containers and freeze.  I use quart-size bags.  We use one bag to make 8+ chili dogs! 

Note: To increase the heat, substitute the diced tomatoes with Rotel Tomatoes with green chiles (I mix mild and hot!).  I also add Tobasco to my bowl of chili!  YUM!

Cook Family Cookbook / Ellen Cook, author and chef



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  1. This seems like a great quick and simple idea for a mid-week meal.

    Thank you for sharing this with Cookbook Sundays - in keeping with the rules, your post does however need to state the author and the name of the cookbook your recipe came from. Can you please edit and update your post accordingly.

    Sue :-)

  2. I love this recipe. Few ingredients and easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. That sounds/looks really good. I like that you included options for crockpot and freezing! I've been trying to find more recipes to do for both.

    Thank you for linking up at Twisted Thursday.

  4. Love it! It seems super easy and tasty! yum!

  5. Hi Ellen,
    You know when we are eating all the rich food of the season, there is nothing better than a great bowl of homemade Chili. Your recipe looks delicious and I wish it was on my table. Have a wonderful week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Yummy. Thanks for sharing with Simply Delish.

  7. Sounds easy, healthy, and tasty. Thanks!

  8. Looks Great and going to try myself in home.
    Thanks for the nice recipe.
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