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Homemade Chili with Meat

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings 6 pints


  • 4 pounds ground beef or chuck
  • 1 large onion, chopped finely
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 4 cans pinto, kidney and/or black beans, rinsed and strained
  • 2-3 28 oz. cans crushed or diced tomatoes Canning chili with fresh tomatoes, if you have them, is totally ok and will taste amazing!
  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin


  • Brown the beef until almost done, then add chopped onion until brown. Then drain meat.
  • Add chopped garlic to mixture and let cook with meat and onion until tender.
  • Add remaining ingredients, bring to boil and then let simmer for several hours on stove or in a slow cooker.
  • Serve with cheese and chives on top or over a baked potato the next day!