Mom’s Chili

I know, it’s August. My mom’s chili is just so tasty that we eat it year-round. It’s a simple recipe, but I promise it won’t disappoint!

Mom’s Chili

1lb ground beef or turkey
1 Tbs olive oil
2 medium green peppers, chopped
1 onion (yellow or red), chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 can (28-ounces) diced tomatoes
1 can (28 ounces) tomato puree
2 cans (15 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons cumin
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

1. Heat olive oil on medium high in a large dutch oven. Add the ground beef or turkey and cook until browned. Add the onion, green pepper, and garlic. Cook until vegetables are slightly soft, about 5-7 minutes.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer for an hour, stirring occasionally. Serve with corn bread and enjoy!!


  1. Funny story: my mom used to make chili all the time when I was growing up, but I don’t like kidney beans and would pick out every single one. I haven’t had it in a while, and I have expanded my tastes, so I may be more bold and actually eat one now! haha

  2. I agree. Chili should be enjoyed all year round! 🙂 I actually made some on Thursday night in honor of pre-season football games. Hee, hee.

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