My Famous Chili Recipe

I've been making my famous chili recipe for over 10 years. My friends and family ask for it as soon as it begins to get cold out & makes it's yearly appearance at our Super Bowl Party. It's a great comfort food on cold winter nights.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chili
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 252kcal
Author Michelle


  • 1 C Water Boiled
  • 1 LB. lean hamburger
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 2 C Hunt's Tomato Sauce
  • 1 6 oz. Hunt's Tomato Paste
  • 1 8 oz. Hunt's Diced Tomatoes
  • 1/2 C Water
  • 1 1/2 TSP Chili Powder
  • 1/2 TSP Sugar
  • Pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 8 oz can beans *optional
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • In a large sauce pan boil water and hamburger. Using a fork mash the hamburger to break into tiny pieces. Drain.
  • Using the same large pan add the hamburger back into the pan along with onions and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato paste and stir.
  • Add in 1/2 C of water and incorporate chili powder, sugar and cayenne pepper.
  • Let cook until bubbles begin, turn heat down and taste.
  • You may want to add in a bit more cayenne pepper, salt and pepper depending on your families taste buds.
  • Let simmer for a minimum of 1 hour.
  • Add in beans 30 minutes prior to serving to allow them to heat up.
  • Serve with shredded cheddar/colby cheese, crackers and top with onion.



Weight Watchers FreeStyle Plan: 7 SmartPoints per serving


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1222mg | Potassium: 1480mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1660IU | Vitamin C: 27.4mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 6.3mg