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Grandma's Homemade Chili

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!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chili, Grandma's Chili, Homemade Chili
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 215 kcal


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion chopped fine
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 15 ounce cans kidney beans (roughly drained)
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans stewed (or canned) tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 tablespoons McCormick chili seasoning mix or to taste
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Cook and stir ground beef, chopped onion, and garlic in a skillet over medium heat until crumbly and browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. Stir drained ground beef, kidney beans, tomatoes, and chili seasoning together in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are slightly tender and chili is heated through. (15 to 20 minutes)
  4. Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste.

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