I have always been a chili lover, especially during the cold months. I actually entered a chili contest a looong time ago when we were stationed at MCAS Cherry Point... unfortunately, my chili didn't win but I got so so so many compliments on it. I've slowly changed things up over the years & I'm at a point, right now, where I'm LOVING all of the little tweaks I did here & there to my recipe. It does have a slight kick to it- but it's not too overpowering. You can cook this in 30-45 minutes on the stove. Happy cooking friend!
Krystle's Cozy Chili Recipe
- 1lb of ground beef (I like to use 93/7)
- 2 10oz cans of Chili Fixin's by ROTEL
- 2 packets of McCormick mild chili seasoning
- 1 15oz can of Original Manwich sloppy joe sauce (this is my secret ingredient & it might sound weird... but trust me, it's SO good!)
- 1 15.5oz can of light red kidney beans, drained
- 1 15.5oz can of black beans, drained
- 1 15.5oz can of pinto beans, drained
- 1 green pepper
- 1 white onion
- garlic powder
- olive oil
- 5qt stock pot
1. I start by cutting up the green pepper & white onion, I like to use half of each when using 1lb of ground beef. I add a little bit of olive oil to the stock pot & then sauté them together for about 5-7 minutes.
2. Add the ground beef in the green pepper + onion mixture & cook until ground beef is browned. Then drain the meat to get rid of any excess grease & add back into your pot.
3. Open both of the cans of ROTEL Chili Fixin's & add to the pot & stir.
4. Open all 3 cans of beans (light red kidney, black beans & pinto beans) & add to the pot & stir.
5. Open the can of original Manwich & add to the pot & stir. Then add the two packets of McCormick mild chili seasoning & garlic powder (as much or as little as you'd like) & stir.
6. I like to let this simmer for at least 20 minutes before serving. If the chili is a little thick, you can add a little bit of water.
I also love serving the chili with cornbread or bread slices.
- shredded cheese like sharp cheddar
- sour cream
- green onion
- Cheez-It crackers
- saltine crackers
- tortilla strips
- chopped avocado