Grandma's Chili

Recipe By: scootegyrl  
This is a hand-me-down from my Grandma. I like it because it doesn't have kidney beans and it has a bit of a sweet taste. It's a brown chili not a red one - no tomatoes.
  • Prep: 15 Minutes
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  • Cook: 1 hour
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  • Total: 1 hour 15 Minutes
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (15 ounce) can baked beans
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can mushrooms, drained
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  1. In a large saucepan over medium high heat, saute the ground beef for 5 minutes, or until browned. Stir in the onion and green bell pepper and saute for 5 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Next, add the beans, mushrooms, brown sugar and chili powder to taste. Mix together well, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 20 minutes to 1 hour or more, depending on how much time you have and how thick you like your chili.
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Reviewed By: jessica
the chili for this recipe was very good, even though it wasn't red. I ended up adding a can of tomato sauce anyways.
Reviewed By: Aperkins86
This was an absolutely delicious chili recipe. After I got over the fact that it was not a red chili recipe and tasted the finished product, it was very very good. Thanks for the recipe!
Reviewed By: DEANCONN
Yes to the northern beans...Plus I put a lot more peppers and onions in than the recipe called for. Plus some cilantro, jalopenos slices, red pepper and a couple splashes of Dave's Insanity Sauce-just right!