Once you try this chili you’ll understand why I call it the best chili recipe ever!
It’s especially good during the Fall and Winter when you’re craving something warm and comforting.
White bean chicken chili is another favorite!
You won’t understand how good this chili is until you try it for yourself.
Everyone I make it for absolutely loves it and they always ask me for the recipe.
My inspiration for this recipe was Wendy’s. I think they make the absolute best chili!
When people try it they even tell me it taste like Wendy’s chili.
But as much as I used to eat it and loved it I got tired of paying for it.
So I decided to make my own version of it.
I haven’t bought their chili for years now because I prefer my own.
How to Make Chili
This chili recipe is very easy and there isn’t a whole lot of prep involved.
We’ll need one onion, one green bell pepper, 2 jalapenos and three garlic cloves.
Chop the onion, bell pepper and jalapenos. Mince the garlic.
Set aside the chopped veggies and start browning the ground beef.
Once browned transfer the beef to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
Leave about 2 tbsp of grease in the pot.
Add the onion, bell pepper, jalapenos and garlic to the pot and saute for a couple of minutes.
Season with salt and pepper.
Return the drained beef to the pot.
Then add the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, water, cumin, chili powder, oregano leaves, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and beef bouillon cubes.
Stir very well.
Bring the chili to a boil then reduce heat to low.
Cover and simmer for 2 hours.
It’s very easy and it makes plenty!
I actually cook this year round.
It’s just too good not to.
I can be pretty picky when it comes to chili.
Which I think a lot of people are.
Should chili be thick or soupy?
That depends on who you’re asking.
I personally prefer my chili to have a soupy consistency.
And I NEVER EVER put pasta in it. To me it just doesn’t belong.
I must have made chili dozens of times before I finally decided this one was my favorite.
It is full of flavor and it’s hard to not steal spoonfuls of it while it’s simmering away.
For us it has just the perfect level of spice but if you are especially sensitive to spice you could use just one jalapeno or substitute them with another bell pepper.
What sides to serve with chili?
While this chili is absolutely delicious on its own these sides are go perfectly with it:
I love garnishing my chili with green onions. They have so much flavor! You can use the next days leftover chili to make frito pie! Who doesn’t love that??
The Best Chili Recipe Ever
Make this recipe at your next get-together, it is sure to be a hit.
It really is the best chili recipe ever!
Don’t forget to top it with your favorite garnishes such as cheese, green onions and sour cream.
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Best Chili Recipe Ever
This is the best chili recipe ever! There’s nothing more comforting than this on a chilly Fall or Winter evening.
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 green bell pepper chopped
- 2 jalapenos chopped
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
- 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
- 15 oz can of tomato sauce
- 27 oz can of chile beans
- 1/2 cup of water
- 2 tbsp of ground cumin
- 2 1/2 tbsp of chili powder
- 1/4 tsp of dried oregano leaves
- 1-2 tbsp of brown sugar
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 beef bouillon cubes
Brown ground beef in a large pot over medium heat
Drain browned beef on a paper towel lined bowl.
Leave about 2 tbsp of grease in the pot.
Add the onion, bell pepper, jalapenos, and garlic cloves to the pot with the grease and saute for a couple of minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Return the beef to the pot.
Dump in the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, water, cumin, chili powder, oregano leaves, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and beef bouillon cubes.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 2 hours.
Garnish with grated cheddar cheese and green onions.
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