Hearty Chili


I make this for Alex at least once a month since it is one of his favorite dishes. However, he always does the seasoning since I “don’t make it spicy enough”. This is a very malleable recipe. You can make it sweeter, spicier or in between.  The directions for this recipe are all spices to your own particular taste. We tend to go heavy on the chili powder, cumin and siracha. But if your taste buds don’t like super spicy things you could go heavier on other things.

With the quantities I’ve listed below you can either feed a small army, or you can have leftovers for a week. Since this is an easy dish to reheat Alex loves taking it to work for lunch. It also freezes really nicely if you get tired of it before you finish the leftovers. 😉

Hearty Chili


  • 3 Cans Beans
  • 1 Small Onion (chopped)
  • 2lbs Ground Beef (browned)
  • 15oz Tomato Paste
  • 40oz Tomato Sauce
  • 15oz Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 Cups Frozen Corn
  • Spices to Taste:
  • Chili Powder
  • Cumin
  • Siracha
  • Cooking Sherry
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Red Pepper Flakes

Combine all ingredients in a large crock pot. Let simmer on low for 8-10 hours