Old Mama's Fashioned Chili


This spooky chili is great for Halloween dinner! Keep warm on the stove and the little ones can eat anytime during trick-or-treat activities.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, undrained

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, undrained

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes, undrained

  • 2 green bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch dice

  • 1 yellow onion, cut into 1/2-inch dice

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package chili seasoning mix, or to taste

  • 1 dash hot sauce, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Cook and stir ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat until crumbly and browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain.

  2. Stir drained ground beef, black beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, green bell peppers, yellow onion, garlic, and chili seasoning together in a large pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are slightly tender and chili is heated through, 15 to 20 minutes. Season with hot sauce, salt, and ground black pepper to taste.

Cook's Note:

Ground turkey can be substituted for ground beef or meat can be eliminated for a lighter recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

362 Calories
10g Fat
47g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 362
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 1313mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 16g 59%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 38mg 188%
Calcium 121mg 9%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 754mg 16%

* 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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