Today I have for you the best chili recipe ever! You won’t understand how good it 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! 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.
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. I don’t like mine very thick. I like it 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.
One thing you can do to chili that will ruin it in my honest opinion is garnishing it with bagged shredded cheese. You see I’m not totally against bagged shredded cheese. I use it sometimes. But never on my chili. Plus it just looks ugly compared to fresh grated cheese. Green onions however are a must. You can use the next days leftover 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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