Mimi's Chili

Prep Time
Cook Time
3h 20m
Ready In

"This is so simple to make and it makes a lot so you can freeze some for another day. Although it looks involved, it is not. It is mostly frying the hamburg and then adding the rest to cook. It uses canned beans so you don't have to cook the dry ones, yet it tastes like you did. The spices in this recipe are perfect, I think. You may put it into a crockpot and cook it most of the day or do it on top of the stove. I use this Chili to make a Taco Salad with all the fixings. I also use this on top of Tostito scoops; top them with Monterey Jack cheese and salsa and then put them in the microwave till the cheese is melted--super appetizer. This Chili makes the house smells sooooo good while cooking."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (382.4 g)
  • Calories 740.1
  • Total Fat - 23.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 6.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1119.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 115.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 9.4 g
  • Sugars - 47.2 g
  • Protein - 16.8 g
  • Calcium - 266.2 mg
  • Iron - 9.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.8 mg

Step 1

In a Dutch oven, fry the hamburger till done; add chopped onion; mix well.

Step 2

Add the next 6 ingredients and mix well.

Step 3

Add the beans and spices and mix well.

Step 4

If doing the crockpot, put it into it and "crock" it all day; if you are going to do it on the stove, put a cover on the pot and lower the heat to simmer (just under a boil) and cook for about 3-4 hours---you may need to add a tad of water if you are doing it on the stove.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



A sweet tasting chili and it does make quite a bit. The only change i would make would be to add the beans in the last hour of cook time as they were like mush, but the flavour was nice. Made for the Alphabet Soup Recipe Tag Game.

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(11 Aug 2012)