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There’s nothing better than chili on a crisp, autumn day, especially if it’s been raining. On those days, I love nothing more than to dig into a hot bowl of chili and a plate of warm homemade biscuits. This is my my go-to chili recipe and one of my favorite meals to serve as the weather turns cooler. After you cook the meat, you can throw it together in a big pot and let it heat up on the stove, or toss it all in your crockpot and let it simmer for hours. Perfect for bringing to potlucks, too!

Chop the onion into small chunks.

Over medium heat, brown the beef, onion, and garlic in a large skillet. Drain and then return to the stove, reducing the heat to medium.

Add in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, and seasonings to taste. Bring almost to a boil, and then simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Serve hot and topped with cheddar cheese, if desired.

Posted by on October 12, 2009.

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10 Responses

  1. aw man, chili sounds so good today!

    by shelly (cookies and cups) on Oct 12, 2009 at 1:30 pm

  2. I totally agree…chili is a great fall dish. I made some just the other night and it was sooo good!! 🙂

    by Sally on Oct 12, 2009 at 5:07 pm

  3. Yum! SO warm and hearty.

    by sherri on Oct 12, 2009 at 7:37 pm

  4. So simple, can’t wait to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    by Monica on Oct 12, 2009 at 10:10 pm

  5. Your chili sounds delicious – and I love that it is a simple recipe!

    by Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on Oct 13, 2009 at 12:08 pm

  6. Just wanted to thank you for your recipe! I made this for my boyfriend today, and we both loved it. If anyone’s looking for modifications, I used one can of kidney beans and one can of black beans (instead of two cans of kidney beans). Thanks again!

    by Alison on Nov 13, 2011 at 10:53 pm

  7. How many does this feed? I need to make something for church and this sounds delicious

    by ANM on Dec 11, 2011 at 2:11 pm

  8. ANM – This recipe serves 4-6. Hope that helps!

    by Tracy on Dec 11, 2011 at 4:11 pm

  9. Do the beans need to be drained?

    by ANM on Dec 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm

  10. ANM – No, I don’t drain the beans first. After simmering 15-20 minutes once all the ingredients have been combined, it should cook down to the right consistency.

    by Tracy on Dec 17, 2011 at 1:14 am

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