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Best Homemade Chili with Video

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.
Prep Time5 hrs 23 mins
Cook Time5 hrs 23 mins
Course: entree
Cuisine: American
Author: Diane @recipesforourdailybread


  • 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.