Hearty heated Chili

"This is a recipe that I made up when I first started cooking and it has held up with very little change over the years."

Prep Time


Cook Time

60 minutes

Paired With

Main Protein



Ground Chuck 3 lbs, 3-28 oz cans, 2, 2, 1, 2- 15 oz can, 1-7oz can, 2 tbsp, 2 tsp, Whole bulb, 1 tsp, 1 tsp, 2 tbsp, 2 tsp, 1-28 oz can, To taste, 1 8oz bag, To taste, To taste
Canned Peeled Tomatoes
green pepper
red pepper
kidney beans
chipotle peppers
Onion powder
Cayenne Pepper
Tomato Sauce
Sea Salt
Dried Cherries
Olive Oil
Black Pepper


Heat over to 350. Wash and cover whole garlic in olive oil and bake in over while prepping other ingredients.

Use a mixer to blend canned tomatoes in a bowl till texture you like. Strain if you like smoother sauce. Set aside.

Chop onions and peppers. Chop dried cherries finely.

Cook beef in dutch over or large sauce pan. Season with salt and black pepper to start. Add chopped onions and peppers and canned chipotle peppers. Keep stirring while the beef cooks. Add all over spices and stir well. Add dried cherries, tomato sauce blend and 1 can of tomato sauce. Set to simmer and cook for at least one hour and up to 2 hours to gain flavor. Taste and add salt to taste.