Family’s Favorite Chili

One can’t have too many Chili recipes, can they? I know I can’t.  In fact, this is another one, of several that I enjoy making!  It’s actually my family’s favorite, full of flavor, with just a little kick…..Serve it up with lots of Sour cream, shredded Cheddar cheese, diced chilies, Frito corn chips, or on your favorite Nachos!  Give this recipe a try and see why it’s a FAMILY FAVORITE!  😉


Serve up my Chili garnished with Mexican Crema, grated Cheddar cheese, more diced chiles. Make up a batch of my Cornbread to go with the Chili.

2 lbs. Ground beef
1 medium Onion, chopped
4 whole Garlic, finely minced
1 stalk Celery, diced
1 1/2 Tbsp. Cumin powder
3 – 4 Tbsp. Chili powder
1 1/2 tsp. ground Black pepper
1 Tbsp. Salt, to taste
1 tsp. Accent
1 (15 oz.) can Kidney beans, do not drain
1 (15 oz.) can Pinto beans, do not drain
1 (14.5 – 15 oz.) can Diced tomatoes, do not drain
2 ( 4.5 oz.) cans diced Green chiles
1 (29 oz.) can Tomato sauce
1 (15 oz.) can Corn, drained (optional)
2 cups Water
3 Tbsp. Masa Harina flour
7 Tbsp. Water

In a large pot, on MEDIUM HIGH heat, brown the ground beef. Remove from heat and drain in a colander. Return the beef back to the pot and on MEDIUM HIGH heat, add the onions, garlic, and celery. Stir to combine well and allow to cook for about 3 minutes.










Add the seasonings and stir to combine well.










Add the diced tomatoes, both cans of beans, and the green chiles; stir to combine well.










Pour in the tomato sauce and the water, stir to combine well. Bring the chili to a slight boil. Cover and reduce the heat to LOW and allow to simmer for about 2 hours. Stir often in between cooking time.










After about 1 hour of cooking time, add in the drained can of corn, if you’re using it. Stir to combine and continue cooking covered until cooking time has ended.










Once cooking time has ended, taste the chili and adjust the seasonings, if needed.  Make a slurry, by combining the 3 tablespoons Masa harina with the 7 tablespoons water.  Stir to combine well and remove any lumps.










Now, bring the chili back up to a slight boil and pour the slurry into the chili.  Whisk to combine the slurry with the chili; this will thicken it slightly.  Allow to boil for 1 minute then remove from heat.  SERVE and ENJOY!





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