- 21 pounds ground beef, browned and drained
- 9 cans (16 ounces each) pork and beans, undrained
- 9 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 9 cans (21 ounces each) tomatoes with liquid, diced
- 9 cans (29 ounces each) tomato sauce
- 3 pounds onions, finely chopped
- 7-1/2 cups finely chopped celery with leaves
- 9 large green peppers, finely chopped
- 9 bay leaves
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 5 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- Combine all of the ingredients in three large kettles, cover and cook on medium heat for 2-3 hours. Remove the bay leaves before serving. Yield: 100 servings (25 quarts).
Reviews forChurch Supper Chili
"I have made this more times than I can count! I have even won a neighborhood chili cook-off with it. It is fabulous, and versatile - the ingredients make it simple to make as spicy as you like it."
"Why are all the 'church' recipes from Wisconsin?"
"I made this recipe last week and really liked it. I did scale it down to serve 4-6. If I made it again, I would omit the pork and beans. I did not have kidney beans so used pinto beans. I also added about half of a 4 oz. can of chopped green chilies which I had left over from another recipe but you really couldn't taste them. I think next time I would add a whole can.Those are the only changes I made and we liked it very much. It was great on a chilly, rainy day."
"I haven't made this ye3t but sounds YUMMO!!!!!!!!!!"
"I love this recipe! I plan on making it again and again. What I hate are people who are rude. If you do not like it, just say so and why. You can do this politely, too. This recipe is what I grew up on. Thank you for sharing this."
"This recipe is excellent. Made it for all the guys at work, and a few others and ourselves and everyone loved it. Thanks GrillLove"
"Am I the ONLY one appalled that anyone would RIP APART another person's recipe for their OWN purpose and shove those changes back to the person who was good enough to offer it in the first place? If I don't like the concept of someone's recipe...I simply DON'T MAKE IT. I find this very rude! A small adjustment or recommendation is appropriate but to tear it apart and put it down there is just no reason for it."
"Is there any reason to be so condescending to people that are asking simple questions?"
"I knew the minute I started reading the ingredients, there would be questions about the amount!!Thanks - dovecanyon and NewcastleJan for simplifing it for those too inept to know how to divide -- yet are still allowed to use the 'only room' in the house that containes a vast amount of SHARP objects!!"
"Cannot imagine mixing two vastly different families of beans and calling it chili. Rid the pork and beans. Add pintos. Scrap the bay leaves. Add oregano. Increase the cumin. Careful about chili powder--most has stems and seeds ground up in it. Use fresh; or rehydrate dried. Celery? No way. Try yellow hominy. Add yellow and orange bell pepper for color and broad, tender tastebud appeal."