My Mama's Famous Chili

My Mama’s been making this healthy chili for as long as I can remember, and it is the BEST.

It has always been our family tradition to have it on Halloween, but I like to make it WAY more often than that.

I live in Texas now, and people  here seem to think that it’s blasphemy to put beans in chili. But this is the kind of chili I grew up with, so *I* say ’If there ain’t beans, than it ain’t right!’

*insert fart joke*


My Mama's Famous Chili


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 14.5 oz cans stewed tomatoes
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 16 oz cans dark red kidney beans
  • 2 t chili powder
  • 1 1/2 t salt
  • 1/8 t paprika


  1. Brown a pound of ground beef along with a small chopped green pepper, and small chopped onion. Drain if necessary

  2. Pour beef mixture into a 3qt saucepan and add in two cans of stewed tomatoes, one (15oz) can of tomato sauce, about 2t of chili powder (more if you like it hot), 1 1/2t salt, and an 1/8t of paprika

  3. Stir well

  4. Add in two drained cans of dark red kidney beans

  5. Simmer for 20-30 minutes (this can also be made ahead in your slow cooker)

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Hey! I’m Julie.

I’m the mother of three, ages 28, 21, and 6, and Gima (grandmom) to a five-year-old grandson.

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