Are you here looking for the perfect bowl of chili?
Homemade Chili is the perfect food for a cold winter day. This Homemade Chili is full of flavor but yet kid-friendly. Perfect by itself or on a hot dog, baked potato, hamburger, corn chips and more.
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.
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.
Let Your 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.
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Best Homemade Chili with Video
- 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
- 1/2 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
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Brown ground beef and sausage.
- Add seasonings including cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper.
- Add onions, beans, salsa, tomato sauce, water, and brown sugar and simmer on low for at least an hour.
- If using your crock-pot, cook on low 4 to 6 hours.
- If using your stockpot, simmer for 1 hour.
- Garnish with cheddar cheese and sour cream.
Slow Cooker Favorites
CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP SLOW COOKER – Are You Looking For Comforting Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup! You Will Love This Recipe. The Frozen Egg Noodles kick this soup up. The best Chicken Noodle soup I have ever had.
SLOW COOKER SAUSAGE TORTELLINI SOUP – It is the most popular soup on my blog year after year. The winning combination of ingredients are super flavorful and are unforgettable.
SLOW COOKER BROCCOLI CHEESE SOUP – Use your slow cooker and combine two 10 ounce bags frozen chopped broccoli, grated carrots, onion, chicken broth, cheddar cheese soup, seasoned salt, black pepper, Cajun seasoning, granulated garlic, sharp cheddar cheese, and heavy cream.
Potato Soup Slow Cooker Favorites
SLOW COOKER CHEESY HAM POTATO SOUP – This Slow Cooker Cheesy Ham Potato Soup Is So Simple To Make. It Is A Fantastic Meat And Potato Hearty Meal. I Loaded It Up With Sausage, Ham, Potatoes, And Cheese.
CHEESY POTATO SOUP SLOW COOKER – This Cheesy Potato Soup Is Super Simple To Make. I Let My Slow Cooker Do All The Work. This Soup Is Full Of Bacon And Cheese.
Italian Slow Cooker Favorites
PIZZA SOUP SLOW COOKER – This pizza soup includes Italian ground sausage. You can substitute the sausage for ground beef or turkey or a combination. This soup also contains chicken broth, spaghetti sauce, minced garlic, bell pepper, Italian seasoning, macaroni, pepperoni and topped with mozzarella cheese.
SLOW COOKER LASAGNA SOUP – Are You Looking For A Slow Cooker Soup Recipe Your Entire Family Will Love? This Easy, Delicious Slow Cooker Lasagna Is Perfect On A Cold Day.
Comfort Food Favorites
CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS IN CROCKPOT – Because of lack of time, this is the recipe I use most often. Although the made from scratch Chicken and Dumplings are amazing, they require extra steps and work. Since my blog is all about giving you quick, easy, and delicious recipes to help put dinner on the table fast, this recipe definitely fits that description.
TERRIFIC CHICKEN POT PIE SOUP – My family enjoys my chicken pot pie. Because the weather has been cold, we enjoy homemade soups. I decided to add some chicken broth to my chicken pot pie recipe to make this delicious Chicken Pot Pie Soup. It is full of the same great flavor as the chicken pot pie but easier to prepare. To make it even easier, I used my favorite kitchen appliance, my crock-pot. This soup would be fantastic with leftover turkey or chicken.
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