Homemade Red Chili Recipe

This red chili recipe is perfect if you want to learn how to make chili.

Nothing taste better than a warm bowl of hot chili served with your favorite toppings such as cheese, crackers, peppers, onions, etc.  When winter rolls around and it gets cold outside this in one of a few chili recipes I turn to as comfort food. 

A bowl of homemade chili heated to the perfect temperature feels good to my body after working outside in the yard raking up leaves or shoveling snow from the driveway.  

After enjoying a bowl or two of chili I'm ready and willing to get back outside and finish the job if need be all the while knowing that chili will be waiting when I return.  

Although the recipe below is a quick and easy chili recipe that uses canned beans, you can easily go all homemade if you have some extra time.  

When I want chili fast I go with the recipe as written, however, when I have the time I'll prepare fresh beans to add to the recipe.

Red Chili Recipe

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can (16 ounce) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (16 ounce) red kidney or pinto beans, drained

Recipe Instructions:

  1. In a deep skillet over medium heat, cook and stir ground beef until browned. Once browned, drain fat from skillet.
  2. Add onion, green peppers, chili powder, salt, black pepper, red pepper, and garlic powder to meat in skillet and stir.
  3. Next stir in tomato sauce and beans. Bring chili to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook and stir frequently for 20 minutes.

This recipe provided courtesy of http://www.soulfoodandsoutherncooking.com/

Now that your chili bean recipe is ready you can top chili with your favorite trimmings.

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