Cu's Chili

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 50m
Ready In

""I found this recipe about 35 years ago in a consumer report magazine. They were trying to find the best can chili recipe. They came up with their own and this is it. I have made this for years. It is really good. If you like it hot like I do, add cayenne pepper or Tabasco sauce.""

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (322.8 g)
  • Calories 540.6
  • Total Fat - 20.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 100.9 mg
  • Sodium - 550.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 45.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 18.9 g
  • Sugars - 5.7 g
  • Protein - 45.3 g
  • Calcium - 143.6 mg
  • Iron - 10.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 37.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook beef, garlic, onion, and green pepper in a heavy pot over med-high heat till meat is no longer pink.

Step 2

Add remaining ingredients.

Step 3

Bring to a boil.

Step 4

Cover & reduce heat.

Step 5

Simmer for 45 minutes.

Step 6

Stir frequently.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


Very good chili, just the right amount of heat. Cut recipe in half easily. We don't like green pepper, so used a small can of diced green chilis.


review by:
(18 May 2021)


Yummy chili. I used multi-colored peppers since I keep some chopped ones in the freezer. Simple to make and was great to eat while watching football. Thanks for sharing, Teresa.


review by:
(30 Oct 2018)


Great chili! We only used one can of beans but otherwise followed as written. I topped mine off with sour cream and served with corn muffins for a very good dinner. thanks for sharing!


review by:
(30 Nov 2017)


Great Chili, have to love those recipes from back when, this tasted as good as I expected it to be. Into my cookbook along side our family favorite. Looking forward to serving on family weekends. Happy you shared!


review by:
(16 Mar 2016)

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