Winter Advisory = Beef Chili

Homemade Beef Chili
Home Made Beef Chili

Cold, windy, blustery, and a bit of snow flurries.  Forecasted up to 5 inches, but i sure hope we miss that!

Beef Chili


  • 2 lbs grass finished ground beef
  • 1/3 cup dried minced onion flakes or one large fresh onion chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder ((optional)
  • 2 tablespoons dried cilantro or parsley flakes (double for fresh)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic (or up to 10 cloves of fresh garlic)
  • 6 cups water or beef broth
  • 1/2 cup dried red kidney beans
  • 1/2 cup dried navy beans
  • 1/2 cup dried black beans
  • 45 ounces or so tomato sauce


In a 6 quart kettle, brown the 2 lbs ground beef; drain if necessary.  Add all ingredients except tomato sauce, to pot and bring to boil, stir, cover, and lower heat to slow boil.  Simmer at least 3 hours or until beans are softened.

Stir in 45 ounces or so of tomato sauce.  Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.

Notes:  adjust ingredients as desired – flexibility is key in cooking – use whatever combination of beans you like.  Chopped tomatoes work as well and gives a different texture to the chili.  (see cover photo)




Home grown garlic cloves (dientes)