Thursday’s Dish: Grandma’s Best Chili

When Thursday rolls around in my house I just want to make something that is simple and mindless but also tasty. I am usually lacking inspiration and my family ends up eating the same old thing, usually something frozen and not so delicious. And, being so close to the end of the week, it’s just nice to not have to think too much about what’s going on the table.

Every Thursday I will post a recipe for something simple and tasty. Is there a tried and true recipe that your family loves? Share it with the LiveMom community and become a dinnertime hero to moms all over Austin!

Grandma’s Best Chili

1-11/2 lbs. ground meat (either beef or turkey or a combo of both)

1 large onion, choped

2-4 garlic cloves, minced

1 large can tomato juice

1 large can crushed/ diced tomatoes
Advertisement1 Tbsp chili powder

1 Tbsp cumin

1 Tbsp paprika

Salt & pepper to taste

1/2 c flour

2-3 cans kidney or pinto beans, drained

1 small can green chilies

Brown ground meat on medium heat. Add onions and garlic, cook for 4 minutes, drain excess grease. Return meat mixture to a large pot, add flour and seasonings. Stir well to coat meat. Add tomato juice, canned tomatoes, beans and chillies. Stir well. Bring to a boil on medium heat, stirring often. Reduce heat to simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve with grated sharp cheddar cheese, chopped fresh onion, corn chips or oyster crackers.

Catherine Prystup
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Catherine Prystup founded LiveMom.com out of a desire to build a better community for Austin-area moms. She has three children, ages seventeen, eight and three years old.

1 Comment on Thursday’s Dish: Grandma’s Best Chili

  1. mmmmmmmmmmmm! i can’t wait to try this one! thanks for sharing. i, too, am always drawing a blank about what to cook at the end of the week when my motivation is waning!

    -lori

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