What’s Cooking: Chili

February 27, 2013

Do you have any childhood memories of being in the kitchen with your mom or dad? Whether you’re sneaking bites, rolling dough, or trying to make the

smoke detector stop beeping, the kitchen is the heart of the home.

This month is the home of National Chili Day. There is no better time to get in your kitchen and make some delicious chili and new memories with your family!

We pulled this chili recipe from Taste of Home to help get you started.  Many of the ingredients are things you probably have in your pantry already!


Classic Chili Recipe


  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 medium onion, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cans (28 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • I cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained


In a Dutch oven or large soup kettle, sauté green pepper, onions and celery in oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Add ground beef and cook until browned; drain. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add kidney beans. Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes longer. Yield: 10-12 servings (3 quarts).

Let us know what you think or share your best chili recipe with us.


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