A Delicious Chili Recipe For A Cold Day

A bowl of delicious home made chili with ground beef, kidney beans, red pepper, tomato and shredded cheddar cheese.

Warm yourself and your family up while you wait for spring! Enjoy a cozy, warm dinner with this chili recipe from Food Network. Chow down on the Pioneer Woman’s recipe and see how fast this chili becomes a family favorite for the cold months.


For this amazing meal, gather two pounds of ground beef, two cloves of chopped garlic, one eight-ounce can of tomato sauce, two tablespoons of chili powder, one teaspoon of ground cumin, one teaspoon of ground oregano, one teaspoon of salt, ¼ teaspoon of both cayenne pepper and masa harina, one 15-ounce can of kidney beans, and one 15-ounce can of pinto beans. Drain and rinse both cans of beans.

For serving, you will need cheddar cheese, chopped onions, tortilla chips, and lime wedges.


Start by placing the ground beef and garlic in a large pot, cooking over medium heat until the meat is brown. Drain off the fat and then add tomato sauce and spices. Stir together and then cover and reduce heat to low. Let simmer for an hour while you stir occasionally. If the mixture becomes too dry, Ree recommends adding ½ a cup of water as needed.

After cooking for an hour, add the masa harina and ½ a cup of water into a small bowl, stirring with a fork. Dump the mixture into the chili and stir together. Taste the chili and adjust any seasonings if need be. If you like a thicker chili or a more corn flavor, add more masa harina and water mixture. Add your beans and let simmer for 10 minutes and then serve!

Commenter’s Changes

An anonymous commenter made some changes to the recipe. If you like a more thin consistency and more beef flavor, they recommend adding two cups of beef bouillon. They also did not have tomato sauce and substituted it with spaghetti sauce and said that it works! Happy cooking!

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Nutrition Information

Ree’s chili serves six to eight people. One serving has 475 calories, 27 grams of fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, 30 grams of carbohydrates, seven grams of dietary fiber, three grams of sugar, 28 grams of protein, 84 milligrams of cholesterol, and 630 milligrams of sodium.



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