A Chili Recipe That’s Grandma Approved!

Every year at my church potluck, my pastor’s wife takes her world famous chili.  We all call it world famous because it might as well be.  It is full of hearty goodness, warm and really comforting.

She pours a dollop of sour cream on top and sprinkles it with cheddar cheese and there we have the best homemade soup anyone could ask for.  It is full of protein and the perfect dinner for a cold night at home.  But, even if you live in south Florida as we do, where it never goes under 60 degrees, you can still enjoy this deliciousness.

This chili is her secret recipe.  She doesn’t share it often, but instead makes it for you whever you want.  I mean, she even made this for a wedding rehearsal dinner once.

You know it’s gotta be good when a bride and groom request it as their formal dinner for them to share with your guests!  This chili is the perfect meal to make at home or to take to someone’s home.  Your friends will love it, and honestly even your kids will.

Add a spoonful of rice in there and you’ve got an even better bowl of chili.  It’s hearty and delicious and won’t disappoint!

Photo and recipe courtesy of Eating On A Dime.




Quick Tip: Serve with a dollop of sour cream, cheese and scallions.


Whenever I see that an ingredient list includes chili seasoning, the recipe goes out the window. Using just mainly chili seasoning is cheating, not cooking. This might work for a 30 minute meal or a quick meal for non cooks, but it lacks the subtle, amazing flavors that real chili would have. Sorry to be negative, but it drives me crazy when I see things like this. I have actually entered a contest and my chili is extremely well made. I’m not inclined to share the recipe online, but this recipe is more like sloppy Joe’s.

What are you saying should be used other than or besides chili powder? I’ve never heard of anything else. Please…

some what of a hillbilly recipe.
2 cans of crushed tomatoes
2 cans of Kidney Beans..
no mention on size of cans..
use Rotel and you wont need chili powder..

For those of you complaining about the recipe stop your whining. This person was kind enough to share this recipe and if you don’t like it, don’t use it. Don’t just sit there and pick apart this recipe, shame on you. If you don’t like it post something that you feel is tastier. If not sit at the table, pull out your spoon and shut the hell up. There I said it because it need to be said….

This is exactly how I have always made chili, also my mom’s recipe & how my husband’s mom and grandma made theirs so it has been around for many years since I am 67 years old.

Sounds good to me, my Mother in law made chili years ago for her children to eat in the evenings she had to work, she wanted them to have a good meal they could warm up, but she put potatoes in her chili, it’s so good I make mine the same way.

My grandma prefers beans in her chili but if there weren’t any present she’d never throw a fit because she doesn’t get worked up over food.

I agree with you. AND for those complaining about can sizes, don’t worry about it. Chili is a recipe that is a bit forgiving. ?

I like to put chopped green bell peppers in mine and celery and onions. I also always add ground cumin and chili powder and finely minced fresh garlic. But there are many ways to make it.

Not complaining about can sizes. Recipe sounds good and would love to try it. So, what are can sizes for tomatoes and beans?? Want to get recipe right the first time !!! ??

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