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Flavorful Southwestern Chili Recipe

Flavorful Southwestern Chili Recipe

“This filling, hearty recipe comes from my grandmother,” writes Jenny Greear from Huntington, West Virginia. “It’s full of flavor, freezes beautifully and makes a complete, last-minute meal. I top it grated cheddar cheese and chopped black olives and serve tortilla chips on the side.” JENNY’S TIP: “If I’m feeding a crowd, I increase the pinto beans to four cans to make the meat go farther.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped onions
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  • 2. Serve desired amount. Cool the remaining chili; transfer to freezer containers. May be frozen for up to 3 months.
  • 3. To use frozen chili: Thaw in the refrigerator. Place in a saucepan; heat through. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 245 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 580mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

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Reviewed Nov. 14, 2017

"I have been making this for years it is awesome every time. I add a little sugar but it honestly doesent need it."

Reviewed Jul. 13, 2014

"Very good. I added some oregano and pepper to taste."

Reviewed Oct. 16, 2010

"I loved the recipe...but I omitted the corn and added a can of rotel red and green chilies in a can and omitted the 4oz can of green chilies. I also garnished the bowls with cheese and tortilla chips."

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2008

"wonderful recipe. Very yummy!!! The whole family loves it, even my toddler."

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