When I was younger my grandmother always made Chili a few times a year, but usually during the Winter time. That Chili was absolutely delicious! I'll be honest, this isn't the exact recipe that she had, but it's similar to how I remember her making it, so we can pretend, right?
Now I'm going to list the ingredients you'll need to make this Chili, as well as additional tips to make it a bit healthier too.
- 2 pounds ground beef (extra lean if you can find it, preferable grass fed)
- 1/2 of an onion (chopped) (I usually don't cook it with onions these days, but if you choose to it's even better)
- 1/2 of a teaspoon of garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper (ground)
- 4 tablespoons chili seasoning
- 2.5-3 cups tomato sauce (if you like it extra chunky, try around 2 cups)
- 1 8 oz. jar of your favorite salsa (I stick with Pace, the chunky kind)
- 1 15 oz. can of black beans
- 1 15 oz. can of light red kidney beans
Now that you have your ingredients ready, it's time to get cookin'!
First thing's first, let's brown the ground beef. Now here you can actually cook the onions with the beef if you wanted to add in the onions. This is the percect time to simply let them saute with the beef. Once it's done you need to drain it all and get ready for the next step.
Now it's time to get to the final step (before eating of course!). Grab a large saucepan and add in the beef and onions and then mix in the remaining ingredients and mix it all up as good as you can. After this is done you need to let it simmer for around an hour and you should be good to go.
Give this recipe a shot and let me know what you think of it!