Smokey Chili


Serves 10.


2 lbs ground beef (or ground turkey, chicken, or tofu)
1/2 cup butter
2 cups onion, chopped
2 cups bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup garlic, chopped
2 tbsp green chilies, chopped
3 (14 oz cans) beans, undrained (kidney, black, pinto, whatever is on hand)
3 (14 oz cans) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (14 oz can) tomato sauce
1 (5 oz can) tomato paste
2 tsp liquid smoke seasoning
2 packets chili seasoning mix*
salt to taste

*If you don’t have the packets of chili seasoning mix then use:

2 tbsp cumin powder
2 tbsp chili powder
2 tbsp oregano


In a large pot, cook onion in butter on medium heat until transparent and soft. Add garlic, bell peppers, green chilies, and ground beef. Cook until meat is no longer pink. Add seasoning mix. Stir.

Add remaining ingredients. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

For more kick, increase the green chilies and chili powder.


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