Tisa's Texas Chili

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 15
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 250.2
  • Total Fat: 13.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 45.4 mg
  • Sodium: 498.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.2 g
  • Protein: 15.0 g

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A little taste of Texas. A little taste of Texas.
Number of Servings: 15


    2 pounds - Ground beef, lean
    2 cups diced onion
    1 cup chopped bell pepper
    28 oz can Crushed tomatoes
    10 oz can Rotel tomatoes with Green chilies
    14.5 oz can Del Monte diced tomatoes with green pepper and onion
    2 cans Bush's Best Pinto Beans
    4 cups Water
    4 tbsp Chili powder
    Salt to taste
    Black pepper to taste


Brown ground beef and drain off fat. Saute onions and bell pepper. Add beef back to pot and add cans of tomatoes and beans.

Add chili powder to water and stir and then add to pot. Salt and Pepper to taste.

Simmer until you're ready to serve, but for at least 15 minutes.

Now, I'm from Texas and our chili is more souplike than let's say a Florida chili... so it's good to know that everything can be adjusted... the thickness can be adjusted by the amount of water added and the smokiness of it can be adjusted by the amount of chili powder.

I also know that this is a large "batch" - but I make it this way so that it will last a couple of days. (it's always better the day after.)

Okay, I know this is a recipe and not a life story but ~ I think it is wonderful served over rice (brown or white), pasta and my all time favorite Fritos. Topped off with cheese if... well if you please.

An average serving size if topping something is about a cup... if you're having it as a soup - probably a good size would be a cup and a half.

Number of Servings: 15

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TISALEE.

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  • Very Good
    My sister made this and its some of the best chili I've ever had. - 1/23/08

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