How I Know It’s Almost Fall



1-1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef or turkey

2 large chopped onions

1 large green pepper, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 cans kidney, black, and/or pinto beans, rinsed and drained

2 cans diced tomatoes, undrained

1 15-oz can tomato sauce

1 cup water

2 tbsp chili powder

1 tsp dried basil, crushed

1/2 tsp black pepper


In a 4-qt pot cook ground beef (or turkey), onions, pepper, and garlic until meat is browned.. Drain fat.


Add tomatoes, tomato sauce,


Beans (I used 1 can each black beans and kidney beans),




Chili Powder,


Black pepper,


And crushed dried basil.


Stir.  Bring to boiling, then reduce heat to a simmer.


Cover. Cook for 20 minutes.


Then enjoy!


This is the basic chili recipe I always use. It’s nice and chunky, which I love, and it’s easy to change up by using different (or no) meat, changing up the beans, and adding different spices to it.  I also like to top my bowl with some sour cream, shredded cheese, and crackers.


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