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Basic Chili Recipe

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on October 25, 2012 ][ In Soup ]

Just a short post today.  First I want to announce that I will only be posting once a week for awhile.  I have several projects to get done before the end of the year and need every minute I can find.


Second, I want to share my basic chili recipe today.  Today the temperature is in the low 80′s but tomorrow the high will only be in the mid 50′s and the lows will dip into the 30′s over the weekend.  Quite a change.  You will want something to warm you up but not take too long to make.  Everyone needs a good chili recipe and this is a great basic that you can change to suit your tastes.  It is the best chili recipe I’ve found because it appeals to everyone.  You can easily expand it to feed a crowd or halve it to feed 1 or 2.  Get the ingredients and whip up a double batch; some to eat now and some to freeze for later.



Chili Con Carne

1 medium onion, chopped

1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced

2 lbs. ground meat, your choice

2 cans diced tomatoes

1 to 2 cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed

3/4 tsp. salt

1 bay leaf

1/4 cup red wine

2 tsp. to 2 Tbsp. chili powder

Brown meat, onion and garlic.  Drain fat and rinse.  Return to pot and add remaining ingredients except beans.  Simmer one hour or longer.  Use more or less chili powder according to your taste.  I use more.  If you’d like it spicier, add chipolte chili powder or salsa style roasted tomatoes.  Serve as is or with chips, rice, shredded cheese or cooked spaghetti.


Upadated on October 25, 2012

One Response to “Basic Chili Recipe”

  1. Kari says:

    Looks great! I’ll have to try this recipe soon!

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