Homemade Chili Recipe

Make a big batch of homemade chili for your friends and family with this recipe that makes enough to feed up to 16 people.

Winter 2019

Cook Time: 1 hr 40 min

Yield: Yields 12 to 16 servings


Take out your stockpot, and amp up your ingredients for this recipe that's fit for a fantastic large group feast, or a big family gathering.


  • 1/2 pound pinto beans, washed
  • 5 cups canned tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 large green pepper, chopped
  • Hot peppers, chopped, optional
  • 4 large onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/3 cup chili powder
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cumin seed


  1. In a large stockpot, soak the beans overnight in water.
  2. Drain beans, and return to the same pot. Cover with fresh water, and simmer, covered, until tender. Add tomatoes, and simmer 5 minutes more.
  3. Heat butter in a skillet. Add and cook peppers and onions until tender. Add garlic. Transfer to a bowl.
  4. Add beef and pork to skillet, and cook until no longer pink. Drain grease. Stir in onion mixture and chili powder, and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Stir meat mixture into bean mixture. Add salt, pepper, and cumin seed. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  6. Uncover, and cook for another 30 minutes.

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