School started last week, and though the temperatures around here are still in the 90’s, there is just something about school-in-session that gives all of the fall feels. So, for our first day back to school, we also made our family favorite chili recipe!
This is seriously our FAVE CHILI RECIPE… and just in time for 🏈 season too!
Chris already has draft and football watch parties on the calendar — no joke! Once school’s in session and football hits the agenda, it feels like all the comfort foods start to fill our rotation, and chili is SUCH staple in our home, one of the meals my kids ask for over and over.
We’ve shared it many different ways before, but today I’m sharing our fave EASY recipe here and the perfect way to serve it up for your own family watch party… serve in bread bowls!
This is the perfect recipe to use for a crockpot chili recipe, too!
Depending on how much time I have, I’ll prep it for the crockpot and we’ll have delicious chili full of melded, complex flavor by dinner time.
If you’ve been around here for a while, you know that I like to keep our freezer stocked with gourmet and brisket burgers, hot dogs, all kinds of steak, chicken, and premium ground beef from Omaha Steaks!
In fact, I’ve loved working with them this past year and we’ve got lots of recipes with our stock-up of Omaha Steaks!
It makes mealtime like this SO easy because I can pull out individually sealed packages of those burgers, steaks or ground beef and use only what we need, along with ingredients from the pantry, and we’re ready to make dinner happen!
Chili con carne, meaning “chili with meat” and commonly known in American English as simply “chili”, is a spicy stew containing chili peppers, meat (usually beef), and often tomatoes and beans.Mobile cuisine
Why I like reaching for Omaha Steaks ground beef? One word: steak. Their master butchers take the trimmings of grain-fed beef that’s been naturally aged at least 21 days and double grind it. The result: ground beef that’s robust, juicy, and packed with a bold steak-heavy flavor.
Perfect for our taco nights, chili nights and more!
A teaspoon of red chili powder meets the recommended daily allowance for Vitamin A. Vitamin A plays an important role in vision and bone growth.mobile cuisine
FAVE FAMILY CHILI RECIPE IN TIME FOR 🏈 SEASON BELOW. 👇🏻
- 1-2 pounds ground beef
- 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes with juice
- 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
- 2 (15 oz) cans dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained, optional
- 1 can green chilies, 4 oz.
- 1 large yellow onion chopped
- 1 pepper (color of choice) seeded and chopped
- 2 cups beef stock — bone broth for an even richer taste
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1½ tablespoons dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper to taste
- Fresh bread rolls for serving
- Heat a large stockpot over medium-high heat to brown the ground beef.
- Add the chopped onion and pepper for about 5 minutes or until onions are translucent.
- To the stockpot, add in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, beans, chilies, and beef stock. Season with garlic, oregano, cumin, paprika, basil, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Stir to blend, then cover and simmer over low heat for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Chili can be served at any time, though the longer the chili simmers, the better it will taste.
- Cut tops off of the bread rolls and pull out some of the inner bread. When ready to eat, spoon chili inside the bread bowl, top with favorite toppings and enjoy!
To use a crockpot, cook steps 1 and 2 as normal, and instead of a stockpot, use the crockpot and let the flavors simmer together!
A number of variations of chili have become popularized over the years. Texas-style chili doesn’t contain beans; vegetarian chili (aka chili sin carne) typically replaces meat with corn and other vegetables; chili verde uses pork, tomatillos, and green chili peppers in lieu of beef and tomatoes; and white chili uses white beans and chicken or turkey.farm flavor
Whether cooking up our favorite crockpot chili recipe or making this homemade favorite over the stovetop, we think this will make a regular rotation to your family meal plan!
And we didn’t even mention the toppings! What has to top your perfect bowl chili of – cheese and sour cream? Crackers, Fritos, or cornbread? Green onions, cilantro, red onion or all of the above?
Share with us your favorite chili recipe toppings in the comments below!