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Mom's Chili

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“Mom got the recipe from her Mennonite Cook Book. I always seem to lose the written recipe and have to call her for it. I use a clove of garlic, diced tomatoes, light and dark kidney beans, 3 tsp of chili powder. This recipe is so easy to tweak. This is GREAT the next day! Wonderful over french fries or mashed potatoes too! Freezes very well. Easily doubled.”
2hrs 27mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil over med-hi heat.
  2. Add onions and garlic, sauté for a few minutes (does not have to be browned).
  3. Add beef and cook until beef is browned; drain, if necessary.
  4. Once meat is cooked, add tomatoes, beans, sauce, green peppers, chili powder and paprika.
  5. Lower heat to med-lo and let "simmer" for 2 hours to let flavours mingle.
  6. I don't know how long you actually should do this, this is just what I do.
  7. Next time I make this, I will sauté the onion and beef, then put the whole lot into my crock pot for all day cooking.
  8. This is GREAT the next day!
  9. Wonderful over french fries or mashed potatoes too!

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