Ground Beef Chili
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min.
Makes16 servings (4 quarts)
- 3 pounds ground beef
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 medium green pepper, chopped
- 2 celery ribs, chopped
- 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (29 ounces) tomato puree
- 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef broth, undiluted
- 1 to 2 cups water
- 1/4 cup chili powder
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons steak sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
- 1-1/2 teaspoons browning sauce, optional
- Additional chopped onion and shredded cheese, optional
- In a stockpot, cook the beef, onion, green pepper and celery over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain.
- Stir in the beans, tomato puree, salsa, tomatoes, broth, water, seasonings and, if desired, browning sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until chili reaches desired thickness. If desired, garnish with chopped onion and cheese.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 242 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 611mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 21g protein.
Oct 27, 2019
This is excellent. I made it exactly as written except that I reduced the chili powder by 1/2.
Feb 8, 2019
My husband LOVED this recipe! He keeps asking for more! I'll definitely make it again with all the compliments he gave me!!
Jan 27, 2019
Made this at camp for a group of people. Everyone loved.
Oct 29, 2018
I think this is a great recipe! I made it with my All Clad slow cooker which allows me to saute the ground beef, onion, and celery on my stove top and then insert it into the slow cooker....I ran it on high til it boiled and then set it at low for about 2 more hours. I was out o chili powder so I did the substitutes one can used as specified on the web. I used a couple different types of canned beans I had on hand and also used my canned salsa which was made with red and yellow and orange peppers. I am sorry I am not rating the recipe as it is stated exactly, but my substitutes worked well. I shall try it sometime exactly as stated. I also read all the reviews beforehand which were most appreciated by me.
Jun 24, 2017
Served with shredded cheese and sour cream this chili is awesome!!
Feb 21, 2017
I absolutely love this recipe! I made it once, loved it, and then forgot where I got it from and have been looking for it ever since. I'm so glad I ran across it again while looking for a recipe to make for one of my kids events! It's now in "My Favorite Recipes" board on Pinterest so I don't ever lose it again! Thank you for sharing!
Oct 2, 2016
Easy, good. I added sugar....
Apr 6, 2016
I have been making this recipe for years. This last year I have tweaked the recipe a bit for our family. I take ground version kielbasa meat (out of the casings) and brown that up instead. I also prefer orange and yellow peppers over green so we enjoy it that way. Our family likes a thicker chili so I completely leave out the water that is listed in the recipe and do not drain after the browning and saut?ing step. I often do not have steak sauce so it gets made that way as well. Extremely healthy recipe since there is so little fat in the venison kielbasa meat. One additional note, I have often cooked this all up and put it in a slow cooker on low so the flavors have a chance to all "marry together" and can start it earlier to serve later.
Jan 25, 2016
Delicious! It compares very favorably to our all-time favorite Chili at a local Restaurant in SC. I want to just keep eating it! I skipped the celery (didn't think it went with it), added 2 garlic cloves & a heaping tsp of sugar. I used 90% lean ground sirloin, & did not drain the onion, green pepper, garlic & beef mixture after sauteing. I didn't want to discard all that flavorful broth & there was really no extra fat layer to have to skim off the top after Chili was done. I haven't made Chili in over 35 years & am delighted with this result. Thanks!
Jan 3, 2016
This recipe was terrific. We made pretty much as is and will keep around to modify to our own specific tastes. My 2 yr old and the one I was babysitting gobbled it up. And it was definitely a winner with my husband and I. We didn't have browning sauce on hand as that's something I've never used, but I'm curious to see how it might taste with. Thanks for the awesome recipe!