Crazy Food Journey

Living with newfound food intolerances (allergies, reactions)

Momma’s Chili

on November 7, 2014

wpid-20141104_150340.jpgIt’s been soup weather up here the last few days: cold, rainy, and generally weather for staying inside with a good book, maybe some cocoa, and a bowl of soup. So a couple of days ago I texted my momma to get her chili recipe. I love her chili. It really is the best there is, not too spicy, not too bland. So, here is her recipe, all the spices are to taste (I used probably about 2 T chili powder, 2 tsp garlic salt, and 1 tsp cumin), so it’s a little different every time, but delightful just the same.


  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cans of beans (kidney, navy, pintos, or northern) rinsed
  • 2 cans of tomatoes
  • 1 can of refried beans (to thicken it; I use fat-free)
  • lots of chili powder to taste
  • garlic salt to taste
  • cumin to taste
  • Fritos and cheese for serving, if desired


  1. Brown the beef and the onion in the bottom of your pot, until beef is cooked and the onion translucent
  2. Rinse the beans (this will make them not as gassy)
  3. Throw it all in the pot and let it get hot–Aha!! That rhymed πŸ˜‰
  4. Serve!

One response to “Momma’s Chili

  1. Momma says:

    You inspired me to make chili last night too. This time I added a can of green chili’s. I saw them on the shelf when gathering the other cans and had another inspiration. πŸ™‚

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