I love a nice hot bowl of chilli in the winter or anytime for that matter. This recipe for my Best Simple Chilli has yet to disappoint but why not see for yourself.

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Step 1: Ingredients


  • 1lb. ground beef
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • chopped mushrooms, go mad
  • 1 can of kidney beans
  • 1 bottle chilli sauce
  • a couple shakes of hot sauce
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne powder (optional)

Step 2: Brown Beef

In a large pot on medium heat brown the meat in olive oil. I will add a little water so it doesn't burn on especially if it is frozen ground beef, you will strain it off before the next step.

Step 3: Add Some Veggies

Put the strained meat back in in the pot and add the onions & peppers, cook until onions are almost translucent.

Step 4: Spice Time

Add the spices and garlic. Stir it up.

  • 1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne powder (optional)

Step 5: Add the Rest of the Ingredients

Then add the mushrooms, sauces, tomatoes and kidney beans. Stir and let simmer on blow heat for an hour.

Step 6: Season and Serve

Finally season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve it up with some fresh rolls with butter melted on them and tell me you didn't just die, in a good way of course . Please Like, Share and Subscribe to my channel.


looks like the chili my mother makes. sure uses bay leaves in her chili though. I'll try it asap!
Bay leaf is great in chilli, I hope you have fun making it!

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