Chilly Night Chili Recipe

Posted by on January 14, 2014 in Recipes | 16 comments

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I have used this chili recipe for over 25 years. It is quick and easy and tastes great! I make it easier to put together by precooking several portions of the hamburger and onions and freezing them in individual packets enough for one recipe. Then, when I want to put a meal together quickly, I take a packet out, add the rest of the ingredients, and it’s ready in 10 minutes!

Leftover chili freezes well, too!

Chilly Night Chili Recipe


1 lb. hamburger

1 med. onion (chopped)

Brown hamburger and onion – Drain


1 can red kidney beans (undrained)

1/2 to 1 can black beans (rinsed and drained) optional

1– 14.5 oz. can stewed tomatoes (my family doesn’t like chunks of tomato so I put this in my bullet to purée)

1 can tomato soup (undiluted)

2  1/2 to 3 tbsp. chili powder ( or more if you like it spicier)


Optional ingredients: sautéed green pepper, corn, various other beans


Mix together. heat and serve!

Quick and easy chili recipe!

Serves 5-6

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  1. I featured this today in a soup roundup! You can see it here.


  2. This looks delicious! Thanks so much for linking this up at Sewlicious Home Decor last week! I pinned to the new Show=licious Pinterest board! Can’t wait to see what you link up this week! :)

    Have a great weekend!

  3. I really love your Chili recipe that you shared at my Shine a Spotlight Linky Party this week. Perfect for any night and I know my family will love it! Pinned it! Thanks for stopping by and sharing and be sure to stop by again on Saturday. Your recipe might be one of my featured posts!—Deb at

  4. Thanks for linking this to What’d You Do This Weekend. I think I’ll put this in the crockpot tomorrow morning. The high tomorrow will be in the 40s. That’s cold here.

    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

    • Wow, haven’t seen 40 degrees in a long time! That would be a heat wave here in the winter! Enjoy the chili!

  5. Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I’ll be featuring your Chilly Night Chili on my blog tonight! Thanks so much for linking up to Creativity Unleashed!

  6. This recipe reminds me of the chili my mom used to make. Looks great.

  7. Chili is totally one of my favorite foods! Thanks for linking to the Weekend re-Treat Link Party! xo, S.

  8. Hi Phyllis! I’m stopping in from Let’s Get Real today. I like to add black beans to my chili too. I love the added nutrition and flavor. Chili is just so good for the cold months. My husband would eat it everyday if I let him.

  9. I am going to be making chili for dinner tomorrow! Sounds yummy!


    • I know you’ll love it!

  10. This sounds really good! It is cold here this morning and a bowl of chili would make a great lunch!

    I would love it if you hop over and share a few posts with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday. (

  11. I loove chili and this recipe looks delicious :-)

  12. Hi Phyllis, Fern here. My recipe is very similar, and I have been making it for almost 50 years, amazing isn’t it. My personal spin is to use my own canned tomatoes from my own garden. Then, I would can tomatoes from our local farm porducer. As a last resort, if I don’t have canned tomatoes, I use Hunts canned tomatoes that come in a variety of ways, diced, small diced,etc. I also use them for winter tacos. I just drain the liquid and use it in the taco meat mix. They are really good tomatoes that taste like fresh from the garden. I use two cans of undrained red kidney beans, and the equivalent amount of tomatoes from a quart size jar of canned tomatoes. I add chili powder to taste, usually 1-2 Tbs. I love this recipe. I serve it with grated cheese and sour cream.

    • I also will use canned tomatoes or diced tomatoes. You really can’t mess this recipe up! You just make it better, the more you add!

  13. I love chili. I always keep some frozen for a quick bite when I get home from work on a cold evening. This sounds tasty. Thanks for sharing.



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