Isabel's Chili

Chili made easy!

Isabel's Chili

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Chili is such a great winter food, but do you know where it came from? The history of chili is not a well known subject. Chili was made a few hundred years ago by the ancient Aztec, Maya, and Inca. With such an age-old meal, you can’t go wrong!


This traditional chili is best served with saltine crackers, but you can add a grilled cheese or dress up the chili with toppings. Don't burn your tongue!


  • 27 ounce can of chili beans
  • Chili powder
  • Paprika
  • Cumen
  • 15 ounce can of diced tomato
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1/2 of a large onion
  • 3 garlic cloves


  • 1 Dice onion and mince garlic.
  • 2 Brown the beef in a pan.
  • 3 Drain the oil from the beef with a sieve.
  • 4 Put drained beef back into the pan and saute with onion and garlic. Stir continuously.
  • 5 Add chili powder to taste, and a sprinkle of paprika and cumen; continue to stir.
  • 6 Pour in beans and tomato. If it is too thick, add some water.
  • 7 Stir until everything blends together. Taste and tweak as seen fit (can add a touch of salt, pepper, sugar, etc.)
  • 8 When everything blends together, let it simmer and stir every ten minutes.
  • 9 After about 30 minutes, serve!


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