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Tangy Chili

Updated: Dec 22, 2023

Bowl of chili top with cubed up cheddar cheese and a drop cheese tea biscuit on the side
Chili with Cheese and a Biscuit

This classic tangy Chili is probably just like the one your mom use to make. Perfect on a cold day, for a party or to put on top of your hot dog. Growing up Chili was the go to meal my mom made on wood day. We grew up with a wood furnace which meant we needed lots of firewood to keep us warm during the winter months. I can't say I overly enjoyed cutting, splitting, and stacking wood, but I do remember working up an appetite and looking forward to a nice warm bowl of Chili at the end of the day. My sister despises mushrooms and would have to pick those out before she could eat hers. Then she would add a mountain of ground pepper and salt. My mom always cut up cheese in little cubes to put on top making little cheese bombs in your mouth as you eat. Something I have continued to enjoy to enjoy to this day and now share with my own family to enjoy. What do you like on top of yours? A dollop of sour cream perhaps, or just as is?

All the ingredients for the chili prepared.
Chili Ingredients


1lb of ground beef pork mix

1 can diced tomato's

1 can spaghetti sauce

1 can sliced mushrooms

1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed.

1 can chick peas, drained and rinsed OR chick pea and navy bean mix

1 head of garlic peeled and minced

2 medium onions diced

2 stalks of celery finely chopped

1 bell pepper diced

Salt and pepper to taste

3 tbsp Chili powder

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1 tbsp parsley

1tbsp basil

1 tbsp oregano

1tsp thyme

close up of the chili cooked
Cooked Chili


- Sauté beef pork mix in large pot. Add diced onions and mushrooms.

- If you wish to use a crock pot, pour meat mixture into crock pot now or continue cooking on the stove top in a large pot.

- Add minced garlic, celery, drained canned beans and chick peas, canned diced tomato's, diced peppers, spaghetti sauce, and spices.

- Cover and let simmer for 1 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally.

- For the last 5 to 10 min, partially remove the lid from your pot to allow it to thicken up a bit.

- Dice up some cheese to drop on top.

- Serve hot and enjoy.

bowl of chili topped with chunks of cheddar cheese up close
Cheese Topped Chili

Whether it's Sweet or Savoury, let it be made with love.

To see the video follow this link to my you tube channel "Sweet and Savoury @hollysrecipes22" .

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