One of my FAVORITE things to do when it’s cold is eat something warm and hearty, and today I am going to share with you the best chili recipe I have ever tasted!
Chili is good on those cold days, on those lazy days, and during football season on those game day dogs. It’s our “go to” recipe when we are looking to just enjoy a good, hearty meal, and chill out. Anytime it’s cold, you can try one of my other soups and chili recipes.
The Best Chili Recipe
Best Chili Recipe
This is such a delicious recipe with onion, peppers, oregano, beans, and tomato flavoring. It will warm you up from the inside out and leave you satisfied and full. If you ask any two people for a chili recipe, you will likely get two different answers. The combination of these ingredients is my favorite! The recipe pairs well with this Easy Cornbread Skillet Recipe.
What Ingredients do I need for Chili?
What you will need for the best chili recipe:
- chopped onions
- bell pepper
- cayenne pepper
- white sugar
- black pepper
- chili powder
- tomato paste
- pinto beans
- kidney beans
- tomato juice
- lean ground beef
How do I make the Best Chili Recipe?
Step 1: Brown the lean ground beef in a deep skillet. Cook over medium heat until cooked all the way through, and then drain.
Step 2: In a large pan over high heat add in all of your additional ingredients: cooked ground beef, tomato juice, kidney beans, pinto beans, water, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, black pepper, oregano, sugar, cayenne pepper, bell pepper, and chopped onions. Bring to a boil.
Step 3: Once your large pot of chili has started to boil, lower the heat and simmer for 2 hours uncovered.
Best Chili Recipe
Serve with cornbread, Fritos, or top a hot dog to make a chili dog.
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The Best Chili Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups chopped onions
- 1/4 cup bell pepper
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp white sugar
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp group black pepper
- 1 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tbsp chili powder
- 2 6oz cans tomato paste
- 1 cup water
- 1 150z can pinto beans
- 1 15 oz can kidney beans
- 1 46 oz can tomato juice
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- Step 1: Brown the lean ground beef in a deep skillet. Cook over medium heat until cooked all the way through, and then drain.
- Step 2: In a large pan over high heat add in all of your additional ingredients: cooked ground beef, tomato juice, kidney beans, pinto beans, water, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, black pepper, oregano, sugar, cayenne pepper, bell pepper, and chopped onions. Bring to a boil.
- Step 3: Once your large pot of chili has started to boil, lower the heat and simmer for 2 hours uncovered.
- To make this recipes flavors explode, consider grilling the beef with smoked hickory chips before crumbling and putting it in the chili to simmer.
- Simmer the chili for at least 2 hours before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.
- Consider doubling or even tripling this recipe to freeze leftovers for later.
Make sure to print out the recipe card above and make it over the winter, you will be pleasantly surprised at the hearty nature. The best chili recipes have just the right amount of “kick”. Double the recipe and make sure to freeze some for a rainy day. It really is the best chili recipe.
I’d love a bowl of chili right now. It’s SO cold outside and chili is so perfect on cold days. I hope you have a happy new year!
Mm.. Chili is the best. My mom has made it for ages and it’s my dad’s favorite meal. You should see his eyes light up around it!
I want to eat this now.
Nicola - Pink Recipe Box says
I’m not usually that keen on chilli, but since this is the best one ever, I’ve just got to try it! 🙂
I love chili especially on a cold winter day. It’s been brutal here! Pinning and sharing!
Thanks so much Michelle!!! 🙂
Sinea Pies says
This chili looks amazing! I love chili and just about everyone who visited our blog hop last week must, too. Your recipe was most viewed last week and will be featured THIS week on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. Congrats!
So awesome! Thank you so much 🙂
Heidy@The McCallumsShamrockPatch says
Your chili looks wonderful!!! Thank you so much for participating along with us at the #PureBlogLove Link Party! It’s always a pleasure seeing your work! It looks outstanding!