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Easy Texas Chili

Rated as 4.42 out of 5 Stars

"This is a simple recipe for Texas chili I learned from my mother. I like my chili with a little fire to it, but you can adjust this recipe to your liking. This is a chili that only gets better the second day so don't worry about using a large pot and having more than your family can eat the first night because you can have it a couple of nights later. ENJOY. I know I do every time I make this chili."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 171 cals
Original recipe yields 20 servings (8 cups)

Directions

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  1. Cook and stir the beef, onion, and bell pepper in a large pot over medium heat until the beef is brown and onion and pepper are tender, about 10 minutes. Drain grease from beef.
  2. Stir in beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, jalapenos (if using), chili powder, red pepper flakes, black pepper, salt, and garlic powder. Bring mixture to a slow boil; cover and reduce heat. Simmer chili at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally so that it does not stick. This chili can be simmered for several hours; the longer you simmer, the more flavor you will get.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • For the 3 cans pinto beans, you can substitute 6 cups homemade cooked pinto beans with juice.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 171 calories; 7.3 g fat; 14.9 g carbohydrates; 11.9 g protein; 27 mg cholesterol; 605 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I'm going to try this in the slow-cooker--has anyone done this yet, and how did it turn out?

Most helpful critical review

ok... first i must say that real texas chili does not have beans.......not bad for a starter.... but i made these changes.... i used extra lean chili meat instead of ground beef, 2 cans of rotel...

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ok... first i must say that real texas chili does not have beans.......not bad for a starter.... but i made these changes.... i used extra lean chili meat instead of ground beef, 2 cans of rotel...

I'm going to try this in the slow-cooker--has anyone done this yet, and how did it turn out?

This was, as billed: easy, delicious and classic. I omitted the chopped chili for the younger members of the family and left it simmering on low for the afternoon and it was delicious. Perfect f...

Love this chili----Easy recipe ---- Did not add anything----

I added fresh garlic cloves, and a beer. Simmered for about 4-5 hrs. Best chili i've ever made.

this ain't texas chili! we do not use beans! it may have been made in texas, by a yankee!

Awesome starter chili recipe! I love to use this recipe as a base and then change it up! For example, change out a pound of the ground beef for a pound of ground spicy or sweet italian sausa...

I've never been a fan of chili but this was amazing. I did need to make a few alterations out of necessity. I substituted the jalapenos for 3 hot cherry peppers and only used 3T. of chili powd...

I won't say this is the BEST chili recipe but it certainly is easy to make and requires little effort for a nice end product. I browned my meat and threw everything into the slow cooker while I ...