by haikuhouse

This chili recipe was given to me by J’s mom. We make it often & I love it because it’s easy to put together and cost around $18. You could certainly substitute the beef with ground turkey.


You will need:

1 lb ground beef
1 large yellow onion, diced
2 large cans of diced tomatoes
2 cans of spicy chili beans
1 can of light red kidney beans
2 packs mild chili mix
1 pack hot chili mix
Chopped garlic
Chili powder
Salt & Pepper
Olive oil


Put the beef in a shallow bowl and season it with salt, pepper & chili powder along with the chopped garlic.
Set aside.

Heat a large pan on medium high heat with a good drizzle of olive oil. Once it’s heated add the onion and stir with a wooden spoon.

In a large pot add the diced tomatoes, chili beans, kidney beans & chili packets.

I give the onions a stir between opening and pouring each can. So by the time everything is in the pot, the meat is ready to be added to the onion.


By the time the meat is cooked through, the chili is going to start bubbling.


Very carefully pour the meat & onion into the chili pot. Turn the heat to low and let it simmer for about 15-25 minutes.

We usually just top our bowl of chili with some grated cheddar. Tonight we ate it sans cheese and it was still so good.

Being a native southerner, I LOVE cornbread. I don’t love the calories though…However, if you want to make your man this delicious chili for Valentines Dinner next week, I think some moist cornbread is necessary.

This recipe from Teresa over at Blooming On Bainbridge looks like a winner to me!


The Madeira End Grain Teak Chop Block was a Christmas gift from my dad. I absolutely love it & you will see it a lot in my cooking photos! The wood is just stunning and has a nice thickness. You can get the same exact one that I have by clicking the link below. I have also added a link for the Madeira teak spoon.
Madeira Mario Batali M-09 End Grain Teak Chop Block, Medium
Madeira 4014 Teak Corner Spoon