Easy Texas Chili

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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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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
20
Yield:
8 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 1 large bell pepper, minced

  • 3 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans

  • 2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes

  • 4 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce

  • 3 jalapeno peppers, minced (Optional)

  • ½ cup chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  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.

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
7g Fat
15g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 171
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 605mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 20mg 98%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 547mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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