Grandma's Chili

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"This is a hand-me-down from my Grandma. I like it because it doesn't have kidney beans and it has a bit of a sweet taste. It's a brown chili not a red one - no tomatoes."


1 h 15 m servings 832 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 832 kcal
  • 42%
  • Fat:
  • 60.8 g
  • 94%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.2g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 43.6 g
  • 87%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 193 mg
  • 64%
  • Sodium:
  • 652 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large saucepan over medium high heat, saute the ground beef for 5 minutes, or until browned. Stir in the onion and green bell pepper and saute for 5 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Next, add the beans, mushrooms, brown sugar and chili powder to taste. Mix together well, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 20 minutes to 1 hour or more, depending on how much time you have and how thick you like your chili.
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  1. 10 Ratings


This was not the best chili I ever had but my boyfriend loved it! I just couldn't get over the fact that there was no "red" in it so I ended up adding 1 can tomato sauce. Also, I only used 1lb ...

This was an absolutely delicious chili recipe. After I got over the fact that it was not a red chili recipe and tasted the finished product, it was very very good. Thanks for the recipe!

Yes to the northern beans...Plus I put a lot more peppers and onions in than the recipe called for. Plus some cilantro, jalopenos slices, red pepper and a couple splashes of Dave's Insanity Sauc...

the chili for this recipe was very good, even though it wasn't red. I ended up adding a can of tomato sauce anyways.

Think recipe was great. We added a few things but it was a great weekend meal & great for left overs. Yummy!

This was the 1st time i've made chili and my pot was empty by the end of the night! I used fresh mushroom not canned and added extra chili's and spices to help the taste.

My fiancee and I enjoy this recipe. Tweaks we've made: more than double the beans (around 40 oz,) and substitute half the ground beef for sausage. We've also tried it with and without the onio...

We liked this chili a lot, and really liked that it used a ton of veggies so it makes for a good clean-out-the-fridge dish. I did only use one pound of ground beef, and added one can of black be...

Great chili!