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HOMEMADE CHILI

Are you here looking for the perfect bowl of chili?

Homemade Chili is the perfect food for a cold winter day.  This Homemade Chili with Video is full of flavor but yet kid-friendly.  Perfect by itself or on a hot dog, baked potato, hamburger, corn chips and more.

YOU SHOULD MAKE THIS BEST HOMEMADE CHILI with VIDEO

YOU SHOULD MAKE THIS BEST HOMEMADE CHILI with VIDEO

HOMEMADE CHILI with VIDEO

Everyone has their favorite Chili recipe.  I like this Homemade Chili because my kids say this Chili is kid friendly.  Sometimes, if I make Chili too spicy or put chunks of tomato or bell pepper in it, some of my kids will pick them out.  I often double this recipe to be able to have plenty of leftovers.  You can serve Homemade Chili in a bowl with cheese, sour cream, and chips or my favorite way with cornbread.  You could also serve it in a bread bowl.  When you reheat it for leftovers, serve it on hot dogs or over a baked potato with shredded cheese for a new meal.  Use some Best Homemade Chili to make a Chili and cheese dip.

I am going to get you to think about lots of ways to serve this chili in this post, just fix a crock-pot full of Chili today.

Let You Slow Cooker Do The Work

Most of the time when I prepare this chili, I brown the ground beef and then transfer it to my crock-pot and add the rest of the ingredients.   The crockpot does the rest without me having to do anything.  As a result, dinner is ready to serve with little effort; this is perfect for a busy day.

Tips to Serve this Homemade Chili

  • A baked potato
  • Add it directly to a bag of corn chips or nachos
  • Over a hot dog or even hamburgers
  • Chili Quesadillas with cheese
  • In a cornbread casserole bake
  • Make some chili cheese dip
  • Serve it in a bread bowl
  • Make some chili cheese fries.
  • Chili Pie

I know life can get extremely busy.  Remember, I have five children including one child with Cerebral Palsy and seizures, two kids with RAD, a son still doing physical therapy because of major knee surgery, a husband who works out-of-town a lot and three dogs.  When we think our plate is full, we get one more thing added, and we wonder how we are going to get it all done. 

 Reese Has Diabetes

Well, this week has been one of those weeks.  My smallest baby is a 6-pound poodle named Reese, who has been very sick lately,  Thanks to Aunt Marsha who told us it could be diabetes, I took her to the vet yesterday, and he confirmed it.  Reese has diabetes.  I now find myself catching her potty several times a week to monitor her blood sugar for insulin.  some of you are thinking, “Do I need to give a dog insulin?”  I asked myself the same question, but Reese has given me ten years of unconditional love.  She is the sweetest lap dog ever.  I de-stress a lot of days by rocking Reese and talking to God.  So, I think a little extra work to keep her healthy is well worth it.  The veterinarian said, as long as she takes her insulin, Reese will live for several more years. 

Update on Reese

As a result of her diabetes, On November 12, 2015, Reese passed away.  I am so thankful we had her for 14 special years. 

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Reese is the one I am holding with the Pink Bandana.
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Best Homemade Chili with Video
 
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds of ground beef (browned)
  • 1 pound of ground sausage
  • 2 - 15-ounce cans of dark kidney beans, drained
  • 1 - 15 can of light kidney beans, drained
  • 1 large chopped onion
  • ½ cup of salsa
  • two 15 ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 1 (15 ounces) can water
  • 1 TB brown sugar
  • Two tsp ground cumin
  • 2 TB chili powder
  • Two tsp garlic powder
  • One tsp oregano
  • One tsp basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Brown ground beef and sausage.
  2. Add seasonings including cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add onions, beans, salsa, tomato sauce, water, and brown sugar and simmer on low for at least an hour.
  4. If using your crock-pot, cook on low 4 to 6 hours.
  5. If using your stockpot, simmer for 1 hour.
  6. Garnish with cheddar cheese and sour cream.

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32 thoughts on “HOMEMADE CHILI

  1. Chili sounds so good right now, especially living in good ol’ Michigan. I think I will half the recipe, since it is just my husband and I. One dumb question, do I simmer all the fixins for an hour and THEN throw it in the crock pot for another 4-6 hours? And since I’m cutting the recipe in half, do I cook for 4-6 hours still?

    • Rachel,

      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment. I am so glad you found my chili recipe. It is really full of flavor and delicious. If you fix it in a dutch oven then simmer it for at least an hour or longer. If you fix it in the crock pot, brown the meat and add it and all the other ingredients in the slow cooker and cook it for 4 to 6 hours.
      Thank you again for stopping by!
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

  2. I can’t wait to make this. It looks delicious. If using the crock pot, do I still need to brown the meat before putting it in? Thank you

    • Heather,

      This Chili really is delicious. You will need to brown the meat before putting it all in the crock-pot. I just have not tried to cook anything using raw ground beef in the crock-pot. I am not sure if it will work.

      I am hoping for cooler weather very soon. I would love to make a big batch of chili myself. YUM!
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

    • Cheryl,

      I normally just drain my canned vegetables directly from the can using the lid to help hold the vegetables back. After I drain them, I fill the can up with water a couple of times and drain them again. This helps rinse them really well.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment. I truly hope you love this chili. It is really delicious.
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

  3. Im making this now, in my crock pot….let me tell you it smells so amazing! I had to sneak a little taste and I can’t wait to eat more of it! Im sure ill be having leftovers for days! Thanks!

    • Nathan,

      I am so glad the chili is smelling good. We really love it. One of my 17 year old sons eats it on EVERYTING including hot dogs, Hamburgers, baked potatoes, nachos, and more. You can have a different meal daily with it.
      I hope you enjoy it. Please let me know what you think. We are trying to eat healthier right now. I will be posting Turkey chili this week. I increased all the spices and truly it turn out delicious too.
      Blessings and thank you so much for leaving me a comment.
      Diane Roark

  4. Looks like I’ll be bookmarking this recipe, as well, Diane! Thank you for the great Chili suggestion! Both Captain America and I love Chili, but I’m a wimp when it comes to spices. It’s nice to find a recipe that’s mild enough for me, that he can add his spice to after the fact 🙂

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