Grandma's Chili

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    1 h
  • Ready In

    1 h 15 m
Recipe by  scootegyrl

“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.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  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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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 of hamburger AND added a can of northern beans. I'll make this again and send w/ my boyfriend in a crock pot for those fall weekends when he heads north to his cabin.



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 Sauce-just right!

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 832 cal
  • 42%
  • Fat
  • 60.8 g
  • 94%
  • Carbs
  • 29.2 g
  • 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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