Carole’s Secret Chili Recipe


My daughter said I’m still the best chili maker. Isn’t that sweet?

Her dad is a good cook too. She said he still uses my recipe, but he changed something and it’s not as good. (snicker, snicker…)

I went to look for the recipe to link it up here for you and I realized it’s not there anymore! Who knows what I did, but I’m fixing that right now.

This is an easy to throw together recipe, and it’s a great one to throw together and let simmer a little the night before so you have dinner ready when you come home from a cold busy day. Just heat it up on the stove instead of the microwave. It tastes better.


Carole’s Chili

1 lb. Lean ground beef, browned and drained

1 14.5 oz. Can petite diced tomatoes – not seasoned

1 12 oz. Can tomato paste, plus 1 can water

1 can dark red kidney beans – not seasoned

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon red pepper

¼ teaspoon cumin


Mix it all together, mixing very well. Bring to just boiling. Lower heat to very low. Cover and simmer for at least ½ hour. (Told you it was easy.)

Tastes better the next day.

Optional toppings – grated cheese, diced onion, oyster crackers

Serve with tossed salad and warm French bread.


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  6. Hazel

    Hi, I was reading your post and I just wanted to thank you for putting out such great content. There’s so much nonsense on the internet these days its difficult to find anything worthwhile. I actually have cooked this recipe before, I got this book last month on recommendation from a friend and it turned out very nice! I’m extremely eager to try your variation of it though, it looks excellent. I think you might enjoy those recipes, they’re very good. Thanks for the article and tips.

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