5 from 6 votes

The Best Chili Recipe

The Best Chili Recipe will change the way you make chili from now on. It has a secret ingredient that takes this dish to the next level. It's easy to make and makes enough for a crowd.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 32 servings
Author Hostess At Heart


  • 6 lbs ground beef
  • 3 quarts stewed tomatoes 6-9 cans**
  • 2 quarts tomato juice
  • 2 cans Mrs Grimes Hot Chili Beans
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1/2 bottle ketchup 7 oz total
  • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup Chili Powder to taste or more if you like spice


  • In a large skillet or dutch oven, brown hamburger with onion and yellow mustard. Brown in batches if necessary. Drain excess grease.
  • Combine meat and all of the remaining ingredients in a large stockpot.
  • Simmer until all flavors are combined.


**I process the stewed tomatoes to remove the large pieces. ***I allow my chili to simmer until I can no longer detect any flavor from the cans. 30 minutes to several hours, whatever time you have. ****Chili may be frozen in reclosable bags or airtight containers.


Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 265mg | Potassium: 560mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 3.1mg
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