Chili in a large pot with a wooden spoon
4 from 6 votes

Award Winning Chili Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 589kcal
Author: Christina Hitchcock


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 sweet onion - diced
  • 1 bell pepper - diced
  • 4 cloves garlic - minced
  • 2 teaspoons House Seasoning blend
  • 3 tablespoons Chili Seasoning Mix
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili in adobo
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 29 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups butternut squash - diced
  • 1 15.5 oz can kidney beans
  • 1 15.5 oz can black beans
  • 1 15.25 oz can corn


  • In a large pot, add ground beef, onion, bell pepper, garlic and House Seasoning blend and cook over medium high heat until meat is no longer pink.
  • Drain excess fat from meat.
  • Stir chili seasoning mix, brown sugar, chili in adobo and flour into meat mixture; Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, squash, kidney beans, black beans and corn; Stir until combined.
  • Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook for 30 minutes or until squash is fork-tender.
  • Serve with your favorite chili toppings.
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  • Use some Amazing Toppings. For Instance, top your Chili with your favorite Mexican Blend Cheese, Sour Cream and Green Onions
  • Instead of a regular bowl, serve the Chili in Bread Bowls to make a delicious meal.
  • Use the Chili over Baked Potatoes and then use Melted Cheese.
  • This Spicy Chili Recipe Freezes great too!
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