What is a recipe for homemade chili?


Quick Answer

Chili can be prepared at home by cooking beef with garlic, tomato sauce, herbs and chili powder. The sauce is thickened towards the end of cooking using corn flour, which also adds to the taste. Kidney and pinto beans are added for the last 10 minutes and simmered.

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What is a recipe for homemade chili?
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Homemade Chili

This recipe yields 4-6 portions. For serving, it may be topped with grated cheddar cheese, chopped onions, tortilla chips and lime wedges.

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 1 hr 20 min.

Ready In: 1 hr 35 min.


  • 2 lbs., ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp., chili powder
  • 1 tsp., ground cumin
  • 1 tsp., dried oregano
  • 1 tsp., salt
  • 1/4 tsp., cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup masa harina (Mexican corn flour)
  • 1 can (15 oz.) kidney beans
  • 1 can (15 oz.) pinto beans
  1. Brown the beef
  2. Place the beef and garlic in a large cooking pot and brown over a medium heat.

  3. Drain, add sauce and spices, simmer
  4. Drain the fat and add the tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and cayenne to the beef and garlic. Mix and simmer over a low heat for 1 hour. Add water as required to prevent drying out.

  5. Prepare the masa harina and add to the pot
  6. After the mixture has been simmering for an hour, combine the masa harina with 1/2 cup water in a bowl. Once a paste has been created, add it to the cooking pot and stir. More corn flour paste can be added as required for texture and flavor.

  7. Drain, rinse, simmer and serve
  8. Drain and rinse the beans and add to the cooking pot, simmering for a further 10 minutes. Serve hot.

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