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Mama's Chili

Rated as 3.71 out of 5 Stars

"Great tasting chili that doesn't take all day, but tastes like it did. Preparation time is about 2 hours. Best served over johnny cakes or corn chips."
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1 h 20 m servings 669
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Place the tomatoes in a large pot and squash them with your hands. Add the beans, onion, banana chile pepper, sugar, garlic powder and chili powder and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a separate large skillet over medium high heat, saute the ground beef for 5 to 10 minutes, or until browned and crumbly. Drain the fat and add the beef to the simmering pot. Stir in the cheese, if desired. Allow to simmer for 1 more hour.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 669 calories; 40.9 43.1 33.8 123 1108 Full nutrition

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Thanks Mama, for an easy, yummy recipe.

WOW!!! This chili was a big hit with my family.

This was good.

I changed 3 things first I used Butterball ground Turkey instead of beef. It was Turkey Tuesday after all. I had black beans so that is what I used. I chose sharp cheddar shredded over American ...

Thank You, Mama! This was just what I was looking for. Easy and I had all of the ingredients on hand. It was delicious too! Chilepepper