Grandma’s Homemade Chili is the ultimate comfort food! She had a way with her recipes that brought everyone to the table and left them happy and satisfied. She even converted a die-hard chili hater with this recipe!
This recipe is easily adaptable. For instance, when grandma would have a good tomato crop she would can until her pantry was overflowing. Instead of buying canned tomatoes she would use her canned whole tomatoes, juice and all, in this recipe. (Just be sure to break up large tomatoes with your hands or a masher). When grandpa would get a deer she would make this with venison. When she would have a great pepper crop she would add green peppers, jalapenos, even habanero. (Although, she only did that once. Grandpa did not like it too hot!)
If you find that the chili is too thick, you can fill up the tomato jar or can with warm and add it to the chili at any time. No need to add more seasoning if you do that.