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Being from the south I am huge on comfort foods and how they make me feel. So to kick off the cold winter I am reviving my Thick ‘n Hearty Chili recipe. This is so easy to make, I use a crock pot so I can combine the ingredients and walk away.

Thick 'n Hearty Chili

What You Need

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • One 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • One 15-ounce can Bush’s Chili kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • One 15-ounce can Bush’s pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • Shredded Cheddar, for serving

Thick 'n Hearty Chili

What To Do

  1. Place the ground beef in a large pot and throw in the garlic.
  2. Cook over medium heat until browned.
  3. Drain off the excess fat, and then pour in the tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and cayenne.
  4. Stir together well, cover, and then reduce the heat to low.
  5. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. If the mixture becomes overly dry, add 1/2 cup water at a time as needed.
  6. Stir together well, and then taste and adjust the seasonings.
  7. Add the Bush’s beans and simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. Serve with shredded Cheddar, chopped onions.