Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Ground Beef Chili with Bacon Recipe

Oct 16, 2011

Ground Beef Chili with Bacon Recipe

Today was a perfect fall Sunday to make some nice, hot Chili! The recipe always changes a little bit each time I make it, depending on what I have. This is today's variation!

What you need:
1 lb lean ground beef
1/4 lb pre-cooked bacon, cut into small pieces
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 red pepper, diced
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp cajun seasoning
1- 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1- 15 oz can dark red kidney beans
1- 15 oz can black beans, rinced
1- 15 oz can navy beans
1- 15 oz can chili beans
46 oz bottle tomato juice
3 Tbsp. chili powder
salt & pepper
Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Add ground beef, bacon, onion, garlic, red pepper, 1 tsp cumin, cajun seasoning, salt and pepper to a large stock pot. Cook over medium high heat until ground beef is fully cooked. 

 Add diced tomatoes, all of the beans, tomato juice, chili powder and 1 tsp. cumin. Simmer for a 30-45 minutes. Top with shredded cheddar.


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  1. I just figured out what to add to my grocery list for tomorrow. Yummy!

  2. I hope you like it! Let me know what you think!

  3. The chili was AWESOME! I don't know if I'll ever be able to eat anyone's chili again!

    I left out the navy beans because I couldn't find them, and I left out the tomatoes because I don't like them that much - although it did include 46 oz of tomato juice :-/ and I skipped the bacon just because I didn't have a taste for it.


    I'll let you know what I try next!

  4. I am sooo glad you liked it!! Thanks for letting me know! It's usually different everytime I make it, depending on what I have. Love that you can change it to what you like! Have a great day!


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