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Heartwarming Chili Recipe

Homemade, heartwarming real food chili recipe. Perfect for cold weather!

Adapted from my mom’s original chili recipe. Enjoy with cornbread if you like.




  1. Combine all ingredients into a stew pot, or just leave in the crock pot if that’s where you originally cooked your beans.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.
  3. Simmer for at least half an hour, stirring occasionally – the longer you simmer, the more flavorful it becomes.
  4. Ladle and serve.


We like to eat it with this sweet cornbread. Hubby and I will add several more dashes of Tabasco sauce to our bowls, and the kiddos like it just as it is.