Papa’s Chili Recipe

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Papa’s Chili Recipe

How To Make Papa's Chili

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An incredibly easy recipe for tasty and hearty chili! The most difficult part of this recipe is waiting for it to boil down and simmer away, but it's definitely beneficial for a more succulent ground meat with a richer sauce from slowly cooking everything together.

Prep: 35 mins
Cook: 5 hrs
Total: 5 hrs 35 mins


  • 4 lb ground chuck
  • 4 cans tomato sauce
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 onion, large
  • 4 cans chili beans
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • salt and pepper , to taste


  1. In pan cook meat and onion.
  2. Drain grease.
  3. Add 1 can of tomato sauce and 1 tablespoon of chili powder.

  4. In large pot, add the remaining 3 cans of tomato sauce, a can of tomatoes, tomato paste, 2 tablespoons of chili powder and salt and pepper.

  5. Cook on medium heat.
  6. Add 4 cans of chili beans and the meat and onion mixture.

  7. You can add more chili powder and hot sauce to your taste.
  8. Let simmer on low heat 2 to 5 hours.

Recipe Notes

Tip: The longer it cooks the better it is.


  • Calcium: 117mg
  • Calories: 599kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Cholesterol: 107mg
  • Fat: 33g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Iron: 9mg
  • Potassium: 2005mg
  • Protein: 37g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 2493mg
  • Sugar: 19g
  • Vitamin A: 2005IU
  • Vitamin C: 23mg
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