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Classic Chili Recipe

The Best Classic Chili

This is the BEST Classic Chili recipe is full of delicious, comforting ingredients. Loaded with yummy beef, onions, beans, green chilies and spices, it's a sure crowd pleaser!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • large pot
  • Slotted Spatula or Spoon


  • 2 lbs. Ground Beef
  • 2 Onions chopped
  • 1 Tbps. Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. Cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. Dried Oregano Leaves
  • 2 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp. Worchestershire Sauce
  • 2 tsp. Salt
  • A few dashes of Tabasco Sauce
  • 28 oz. Petite Diced or Crushed Tomatoes
  • 4 oz. Diced Green Chiles
  • 32 oz. Light Red Kidney Beans

Optional toppings:

  • cornbread
  • cheddar cheese, grated
  • sour cream
  • crackers


  • In a large pot, sauté ground beef, onions and garlic until meat is cooked through and onions are soft. Remove from heat.
  • Drain any excess fat.
  • Add cumin, oregano, chili powder, worchestershire sauce, salt and tobasco to the meat.
  • Cover the meat and spices with 2 inches water and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Add tomatoes and green chiles.
  • Simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Add beans and heat.
  • Serve with toppings of your choice. We love to have crackers, cheddar cheese and sour cream toppings!
Keyword ground beef dinner, main dish, soup