Home-style Chili

Since I became pseudo vegetarian I try making the meals where I include meat special. If I only have it once every one or two weeks I want that meal to be great! So, here’s a recipe for anyone who likes chili. It was originally created by my boyfriend’s grandmother and has been altered by me. It’s absolutely delicious and a quick meal if you don’t have much time.

Home-style Chili


1 lb ground chuck

¼- ½ c onion

~ 3 or 4 thin slices chopped

1 can Joan of Arc Spicy Chili Beans

1 can Red Gold diced tomatoes

1 can Contadina tomato paste

1 tsp Cayenne Pepper Flakes

1 tsp Ground Coriander

1 tsp Garlic Powder

1 tsp Onion Powder

1 tsp Cumin

1 tsp Sugar

½ tsp Salt

½ tsp Pepper


1 tbsp Thai Red Chili Paste

  • First, simmer onions in a pan with a bit of butter until they turn transparent.
  • Add the ground chuck and brown in pan; once sufficiently cooked drain the beef, making sure to get most the fat off.
  • Pour the beef into a pot adding the beans, tomatoes, and tomato paste to it.
  • Mix in the dry spices, at the end adding in the red chili paste.
  • If you’d like a less spicy version skip the pepper flakes and chili paste; add in ~1 tsp more sugar.
  • Serve over pasta, rice, or plain topping it with a bit of parmesan cheese.


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