Chili Con Carne With Beans

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 3 hrs 5 mins
  • Servings: 10
  • About This Recipe

    “This is a good meal on a cold winter’s day”


  • 2lbsground beef
  • 1 (29ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 (29ounce) cans kidney beans( with liquid)
  • 1 (29ounce) cans pinto beans( with liquid)
  • 1mediumonion, diced
  • 2green chili peppers, diced
  • 1stalkcelery, diced
  • 3mediumtomatoes, chopped
  • 2teaspoonscumin powder
  • 3tablespoonschili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoonsblack pepper
  • 2teaspoonssalt
  • 2cupswater
  • Directions

  • Brown the beef and drain the fat off.
  • Crumble the cooked beef into pea size pieces.
  • In a large pot, combine the beef plus the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer over low heat.
  • Cook stirring every 15 minutes for 2-3 hours.
  • Reviews

  • “Good, but fairly spicy for me!!! Has lots of good chili flavor though! “

  • “Excellent chili recipe, although the 5 minute prep is more like 35.Also, this makes a LOT of chili.I could barely fit all of this in my pot. My variations include the following:1) Use extra lean ground beef and do NOT drain the fat
    2) Get rid of the yucky canned beans liquid
    3) Use a 29 oz can of crushed tomatoes instead of tomato sauce
    4) Use 2 cups of Trader Joes beef bouillon instead of water
    5) Skip the salt altogether
    6) Use 1 Jalapeno instead of 2 green chilis
    7) Add 2 green peppers chopped, 4 cloves of garlic, and 1 pound sliced sweet sausage (browned first to facilitate cutting)
    8) After browning the meats and cooking the vegetables, I transferred everything into a slow cooker for 3 hours of more uniform cooking on high.It was delicious — definitely not too spicy for my wife’s delicate palette.For me, I added hot sauce in my separate bowl.Enjoy!!”

  • “I love this recipe!!I have made it at least 20 times and shared it with many people.I have yet to have anyone not love it.My only change, is that I use canned tomatoes with the liquid instead of tomato sauce and fresh tomatoes.”

  • “Really good but a little spicy for me! I halved all the spices. Another time I halved the chili powder and subbed curry powder for cumin. It was a nice, sweeter spice. I added mushrooms and left out the peppers and celery. Yum! Best thing is, it’s impossible to screw up.”

  • “Easy to make and tastes great. Use less water and it’ll be done even faster. (though the slow cook is good for the beans)”

  • “superb recipe. So easy and tastes brilliant :)”

  • “Delicious, easy, economical, and makes a whole lot.Thank you for sharing your recipe.I like to have leftovers to use on busy nights.I work full time and go to school, so this recipe is a hit for me and my crazy schedule.:)”

  • “it was great chili i also added i clove garlic 1 med bell pepper and some celery and every one loved it ty”

  • “With all that turkey leftovers we used the turkey instead of ground beef.We didn’t add the 2 cups of water and I only used 1/2 the liquid from the kidney beans and pinto beans.I made cornbread using this Corn Muffin recipe and my three men loved the meal!”

  • “My family and I thought this was a goodbasic chili. I’ve never used fresh tomatoes in chili (usually use canned) and that lended a freshness to the flavor. I drained the bean liquid because I don’t really care for it. I also didn’t add water because we like chili to be very thick and chunky. This was seasoned well but fairly mild with regard to heat. I would probably add a couple of chopped jalapenos next time. Thanks.”

  • “I made this chili and took it to a local chili cook off in middle Georgia today..I won 2nd place out of 15 entrees..I did add extra chili powder and cumin and used ground chuck..It was wonderful..I only had asmall bowlful left out of a large crock pot full. Thank you for posting this recipe.”

  • “I LOVE this recipe! I lost it once and I didn’t stop looking for it until I found it!I took one of the suggestions from one of the comments in using Beef Broth instead of water. I make it at home and the family love it! I made it for a pot luck at work and they loved it aswell!Great Recipe!”

  • “I doubled this recipe and simmered it all day.Everyone really liked it and it wasn’t too spicy for the kids.My husband and I might have prefered a bit more spice, but that could be easily adjusted.I will definitley be making this again.”

  • “This is our favorite chili recipe. I found it about a year ago, but sadly I’m way behind on my recipe reviews. This is an incredible amount of chili so we always freeze some. I’ve also made this for a new mom to keep in her freezer. “

  • “Really good chili. This will be my recipe from now on. Thank you 1”

  • “I loved this chili as did my husband who had been houding me for weeks to make chili. I served it with extra diced onion, cheese & non fat sour cream as garnishes”

  • “Made this for dinner last night and my DH loved it! Instead of ground beef I had some venicin that I had to use up and had to find something to cover up the gamey taste and this did it! I loved it! Great chili flavor but not too spicy so my kids could and did eat it! Thanks for posting!”

  • “this was the best chili i have ever eaten!! hands down. thanks for the recipe. “

  • “Very good!I didn’t put the green peppers in but used bell pepper instead.I also added a dash of cayenne pepper for a slight kick.We really enjoyed this and I will be making again.The only problem is that I wound up with a huge pot of chili for two people but we don’t mind eating this for left overs tommorow. Thanks for the great and easy recipe.”

  • “Im not rating this chili because I used ground moose meat in the chili, and I used stewed tomatos (it was what I had on hand)..but it was wonderful! The different, subtle flavor of the moose (my dad brought it home, and I didnt know what to do with it), and the pUNch of the spices..mmmMMMM. Excellent on a really cold night! Thanks, lots!”