Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Best Chili

That's a pretty huge statement, huh? All I can say is
that it is by far the best I have ever had. It's not the
normal chili and the flavor is so good. I always say
the secret to this recipe is the cranberry sauce! I hope
you try this. It will warm you up on these cooler months.

The Best Chili
3 pounds ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 ( 28 ounce ) Large cans of diced tomatoes
1  ( 28 ounce ) large can of tomato sauce
1 jar of prepared tomato sauce (garlic and peppers)
2  ( 16 ounce ) large cans of kidney beans
2 ( 28 ounce ) large can of baked beans
1 teaspoon of salt and pepper
2 packets of chili seasoning
1 can of cranberry sauce

Brown the first 4 ingredients. Drain and return to the
stove. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Simmer for
one hour. Serve with sour cream, green onions, cheese
and corn bread.

Note - this makes a lot of chili.


47 comments:

  1. I have never heard of cranberry sauce in chili, I bet that it is the best chili! I cabn't wait to make this one, I love any good chili!!!

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  2. I have been dying to make some chili! I think it is almost cold enough now to start making it... and my first pot will be "the best chili" ; )
    Thanks for the recipe!

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  3. That looks sooooo good!! I've already saved it to my recipes file and printed to try it out soon. Who would think, cranberry sauce???

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  4. wow! cranberry sauce?? I will go get the ingredients right now!!
    You're awesome . . . keep 'em comin'! :)
    xox
    cheryl

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  5. I love cranberry sauce- bet it is delicious in chili! :)

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  6. Sounds yummy! I bet the cranberry sauce makes it.

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  7. Cranberry sauce in chili! I have never heard of that but I am totally going to try it. We are some chili lovin' fools at this house! I'm hosting a soup exchange with my sister at my blog on Oct. 30th and I would love to have you link this recipe up! :-)
    Vanessa

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  8. Going into my ValSoCal cookbook!! It looks so yum!!

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  9. I would never have thought to put cranberry sauce in chili. I must try this!
    Hugs girl!

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  10. I am really intrigued, thanks for sharing.

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  11. I may try it, with ground turkey..... beef gives me a tummy ache.

    thanks for stopping by my blog

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  12. Cranberry sauce, I would never have thought that would be the key to a great chili. Now I want to try this. I love chili, especially at this time of year.

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  13. Can I just come over to try all your treats?? YUM

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  14. I have a recipe that could give this claim a good run for it's money! But being as I love chili and I love cranberry sauce, I will not make this claim until I've tried this one. Thanks.

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  15. It's a pretty unique recipe for sure. I love how the cranberry sauce gives it such a rich color. You will notice a little sweetness, along with the spicy. I like the mixture of beans too. I'm sure there are many amazing recipes for chili out there and I'd love to try them all. This is the only one I've been making for about 5 years!! SO GOOD!

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  16. oh yay! i have been wanting to make some chlli--so fall"ish" this looks amazing..of course!

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  17. I've always wanted a go-to chili recipe, this looks so good! I'm trying it for sure.

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  18. I tried to make chili yesterday and totally burnt it...that is how bad of a cook I am :( Still craving it though, especially after this post!

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  19. That sounds really good...never thought of adding that ingredient before.
    Definitely going to try:)

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  20. Val - this looks delicious! Great idea. I can totally see the cranberry sauce working. It will give it some "tang." Reminds me of mixing the chili sauce and grape jelly for meatballs. I think it is only appropriate that I'm on my third cup of coffee too while reading your blog! Have a great day!

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  21. Love the unexpected cranberry sauce. One question....1 jar of tomato sauce? Do you mean pasta sauce, because we don't have that in jars around here. If not, about 18-20 oz? Thanks.

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  22. Hi Amber, Yes...that is jar sauce. But, you can use can tomato sauce. Let me know if that helps. You are gonna love it. = )

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  23. I'm so jealous-I can't make a thing-toast and cereal-I've tried, not my thing, leave the stove on or forget to turn it on in the first place. The chili looks soooooo good!

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  25. Mmmmm the chili looks delicious!

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  26. I've never heard of adding cranberry sauce to chili before. It must really add an incredible flavor.

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  27. brow, drain, simmer. this sounds like my kind of recipe. <3

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  28. This sounds really good. I would have never thought to put cranberry in it. I have never heard of that either. This is on my list of things to make.

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  29. Looks great and my hubby would love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Val - I love this. I have heard of chocolate in chili but not cranberry sauce... i will definitely try it. I am TEXAS girl and I just don't love beans in my chili but husband does. It is already getting "chili" in Omaha so I hope to make this soon! Thanks!

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  31. ooh i'm intrigued! Especially with the cranberry sauce! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  32. Oh my goodness, that chili looks soooooo good!

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  33. hey hun, this sounds delish. I am entering my chili taco soup tomorrow in my hubs work halloween chili contest. I won second place last year and I HOPE to win this year. I add more stuff to it each year. Yours sounds and looks delish. I miss you, you aren't on facebook, why not? Hope all is well. Hugs, Jen

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  34. Cranberry sauce? Now I'm very curious. :)
    ~ingrid

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  35. I've been wanting to try chili for a while but been a bit nervous about it, but this recipe looks fabulous! And very interesting. I might try it for the game this weekend :) Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  36. Hey Val! Just had to come over and say thanks for linking up this delicious recipe to the party! It was so fun to see your link pop up and I recognized it right away! This is still the most unique chili recipe I have ever seen and I can't wait to try it!
    Vanessa

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  37. This sounds awesome and perfect timing as the temperatures are starting to fall :) How many servings is this recipe?

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  38. I've never seen a chili recipe with cranberry sauce! But I bet it tastes delicious! Will have to try soon! :)

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  39. I can not wait to try your recipe, Val. My family loves chili this time of year! I bet the addition of cranberry sauce tastes delicious! thanks for sharing!!

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  40. Val, I am SOOOO making this for dinner tonight. YUM!!! Thanks for sharing...

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  41. Making tonight...sounds delicious! My mouth is watering thinking about what that cranberry sauce is going to add!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it!! It's delicious.

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  42. Texas Pink PrincessJanuary 29, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Hi Val-
    I just rant into your sight from pintrest.
    OMG your recipes sound wonderful! i love to cook and sounds like you do too and your really good at it. I look forward to trying your recipes :)
    I'm making this chili for me and my BF tonight. YEAH!!!

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  43. Can you please let me know the size cans of beans and diced tomatoes to pick up. Some of the ones they sell in the grocery store seem too big and I want to make sure I get the right one.

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  44. Really would like to make this but I'm wondering what size is a "large" can?

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