Mr. Right loves chili.
Like, maybe second to steak. Cause steak is definitely #1 on his favorite foods list.
So I’ve made a lot of chili even though honestly I could never eat chili again and be perfectly ok with that.
I’ve made the chili recipe that’s on the back of the chili seasoning packets, I’ve made chili by just throwing things in a pot, I’ve made a friends super duper detailed and definitely from scratch chili, and I’ve tried a few other recipes I’ve found around the web.
But then I found one, and I honestly can’t remember where! I really tried to find it on all the usual blogs or sites I get recipes from, it includes an ingredient that I’ve never before added to chili.
I’ve made this chili 3 times now and even me, who could live without chili, loves it!!
Here’s the recipe. And yes all this stuff is canned or premixed but you could easily fix everything from scratch. I just haven’t made that commitment.
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 3 cans pinto beans
- 1 can kidney beans
- 1-2 cans chili ready tomatoes
- Beef broth amount depends on your thick/thin preference
- 1 packet chili seasoning.
- Brown ground beef in skillet, drain.
- While the beef is browning open the beans and tomatoes (don't drain anything!) and pour them into a pot.
- Once the beef is browned sprinkle the chili seasoning over the beef and stir it around a bit, then put the beef into the pot with the beans and tomatoes. Stir everything around.
- Now, depending on how much liquid there is in the beans and tomatoes and how "soupy" you like your chili will depend on how much beef broth to add. I like mine to have plenty of juice but I don't want it to be chili flavored hamburger soup either. I usually add about 1/2 a carton of beef broth. Sometimes less sometimes more.
- Heat through till it's bubbly.
- You can serve it now or Mr. Right actually likes chili heated up better so you can also let is cool for a bit then stick it in the fridge and save it for tomorrow.
- Also my kids are picky eaters and don't like tomatoes or onions (so they think) so I only put one can of tomatoes in the chili so that there's more in their bowls that they will eat.
- I serve my chili with fritos, tortilla chips, or saltine crackers, sour cream and shredded cheese.
Do you have a go-to Chili recipe? If you decide to try this one out, let me know what you think!