Wednesday, March 4, 2009


I have been meaning to post this since the fall and now it's pretty much spring here in Utah! I typed this up for a friend the other week so I finally have some measurements to post. My mom has been making chili like this for years and is our traditional Halloween dinner before Trick-or-Treating. She'd make "witches fingers" along with it (breadsticks she would mold into gnarly looking finger shapes and brush butter dyed green on top, with half an olive for a finger nail).

The measurements are really just whatever you like, so keep adding until it looks appealing to you!

1 large (approx. 30 oz. or so) can chili beans
1 large can kidney beans
1 large can stewed tomatoes
2 cans tomato sauce
1 packet mild (or whatever strength you prefer) chili seasoning--I buy McCormick brand instead of the store brand, I have definitely noticed a difference in quality

1 can black beans
1-2 c frozen corn, cooked in the microwave
(I've only started adding corn and black beans recently, my mom doesn't usually)

Pan fried in oil and 2 cloves of garlic:
Ground beef (sometimes my family prefers it without the beef, I don't include to keep it vegetarian)
1/2 to 1 red bell pepper
1/2 to 1 green bell pepper
1/2 to 1 onion

Combine all ingredients (do not drain beans) in a large pot on stove and stir over medium heat, uncovered, until heated through.

You can top with tortilla chips, sour cream, cheddar cheese, etc. We like to make virgin margaritas with ours! :)

Serves 4-6


  1. Anyone know why the top part randomly underlined itself when I added the picture? I can't seem to undo it. Feel free to edit it.

  2. This looks delicious Marijke!!

  3. P.S. I got rid of the lines for ya. :)