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5 from 1 vote

Darn Good Chili

This is one seriously good chili!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 496kcal
Author: Kimberly Killebrew


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion ,diced
  • 1-2 jalapeno peppers ,seeded and chopped
  • 16 oz bag of dried kidney beans ,soaked overnight
  • 2 14 oz cans tomato sauce
  • 2 14 oz cans petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 can Campbell’s Condensed Tomato Soup ,do not add water
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons masa harina
  • Sour cream
  • Cheddar cheese ,shredded
  • Chili Seasoning Mix:
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • best homemade chili powder (highly recommended)
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried red pepper or cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic or 1 teaspoon fresh
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cayenne pepper ,according to desired heat level


  • Heat some oil in a large Dutch oven and brown the ground beef, adding the onions and jalapeno peppers while the beef is still a little pink. Cook until the onions are tender and transparent. Combine the chili seasoning mix and add it to the ground beef and onions. Stir to combine.
  • Add the remaining ingredients (except for the sour cream and cheddar cheese), bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low and cook until the beans are tender, or about one hour, stirring occasionally to prevent bottom from burning. Add more chili powder and salt to taste.
  • Serve with a dollop of sour cream and some shredded Cheddar cheese along with cornbread. See recipe below.
  • Note: Chili is often best reheated the following day after the ingredients have had time to thoroughly blend. Great make-ahead meal.
Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 1301mg | Potassium: 1356mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1220IU | Vitamin C: 7.5mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 8.1mg