Chili Recipe

A few people asked me to share my chili recipe, so I decided to post it today.

The first time I ever made chili was last year when I decided to make it for Danny. I actually found the recipe by googling “best chili recipe.” I used the same recipe this weekend, making a couple of slight changes.

Best Chili


2 1/2 lb. lean chuck, ground
1 lb. lean pork, ground
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 cup finely chopped onion
8 oz. hunt’s tomato sauce
1 cup water
1 can beer (12 oz.)
3 Tablespoons chili powder
2 Tablespoons instant beef bouillon (or 6 cubes)
2 Tablespoons cumin, ground
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons oregano leaves
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon coriander, ground
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon Louisiana hot sauce
1 teaspoon cornmeal
1 teaspoon flour
1 teaspoon warm water


1. In a large saucepan brown 1 1/4 pounds of the ground meat (the beef and the pork), drain the fat.

2. Remove meat (the beef and the pork). Brown the rest of the ground meat, drain all but 2 tablespoons of the fat.

3. Add the garlic and onion, cook and stir until tender.

4. Add the other half of the meat and the tomato sauce, water, beer, chili powder, bouillon, cumin, paprika, oregano, sugar, coriander, cocoa, and hot sauce. Mix well.

5. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer, covered , for 2 hours.

6. In a small bowl, stir together the cornmeal and flour, then add the warm water and mix well.

7. Stir into chili and cook, covered, for an additional 20 minutes.


Usually recipes with a lot of ingredients intimidate me, but a lot of these are spices which really make the chili what it is!

The few changes I made: I added two cans of Brook’s mild chili beans (my family likes chili with beans!), I used 6 cloves of garlic (mostly because I love garlic), and I used a full teaspoon of hot sauce (the chili wasn’t spicy because a teaspoon is pretty small).

So, that’s the recipe that I used. Do you have a good chili recipe to share?

Today’s Workout

  • 1.2 miles treadmill, walked
  • Butts and Guts Class – 60 minutes

My quad is finally starting to feel a lot better. It’s still slightly sore, but better than it was before. I still walked on the treadmill today, but I was able to walk at my normal pace instead of walking super slow. Hopefully, I’ll get back to running later this week!

After walking for a bit, I went to Butts and Guts class.


Lunch today was an overstuffed veggie and feta egg white omelet with toast and pb, fruit, and the new coffee chocolate Chobani bites yogurt.

I threw the toast on my plate at the last-minute. For some reason, eating eggs always makes me want toast.

I finally bought the coffee flavored yogurt to try. While I really like the raspberry and coffee yogurts, I’m not a huge fan of the chocolate chunks in them. I don’t like when my yogurt is crunchy. I’ll finish all the yogurts, I just probably won’t purchase those flavors again.

However, I would buy the caramel pineapple flavor a million times. That one is the best.

I also picked up two of the new Fage greek yogurt flavors to try.

Orange cinnamon and passion fruit clementine. Interesting. There was also some apple raisin flavor, but I didn’t buy that one because I don’t like raisins. Eww.

100 Days

Jaden wanted me to share that yesterday was his 100 day of school!

He made a fruit loop necklace to celebrate and Baby McFruitLoop kept trying to eat it. I’m pretty sure that I also made a fruit loop necklace in kindergarten.

Have a great afternoon!

Questions of the day:

  • Raisins: Yes or No?    Raisins in yogurt: Yes or No?
  • Do you remember celebrating the 100th day of school when you were younger?
  • Favorite yogurt – brand/flavor?
  • What two foods do you usually eat together? I always eat eggs with toast and raw veggies with hummus.


Filed under Fantasy Fitness, Fitness, Recipes, Working Out

12 Responses to Chili Recipe

  1. Well, you can tell Jaden that, as a teacher, I’m celebrating that today is exactly 4 months from summer vacation. :) He is too cute.

  2. that chili looks awesome..i am starving right now too!

  3. Oh Jaden you are too adorable! I always eat eggs with ketchup. It’s just a must.

  4. I agree about the eggs+toast (but I also think +orange juice… you?)
    Raisins are ok. Especially with peanut butter :)
    I don’t remember the 100 day celebration. I do remember it happening for my boys and I remember when I did some subbing that we would count what day it was in the school year.
    There is a Weight Watchers BBQ Chicken Chili that my family LOVES!

  5. amy

    I just post my chili recipe on my blog today

  6. A butt and glutes class sounds hard but I’m sure you are feeling the burn! I miss exercise classes.

  7. Nancy

    Thanks for sharing the recipe! I cant wait for cold weather to try it out:)

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