Homemade Chili Recipe ©

Cook up this tasty homemade chili recipe by Melonie Turley. Enjoy it vegetarian style or add meat and other optional ingredients. Tastes great with homemade cornbread.

Homemade Chilie Recipe

Perfect Cooked Beans:

Sort (this means take out the bad pieces) and wash 2 quarts of dry beans.

Soak overnight in 1 gallon of water with
1 tablespoon of salt.

In the morning, drain, rinse and put in 8-quart crock-pot. Cover the beans with fresh water and add 1 large, diced onion.

Simmer 8 hrs.

About 1-4 hours before serving, add seasonings. (Don’t add seasonings during first 4 hours of cooking.)

  • 3 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable bouillon (optional)
  • ¼ t liquid smoke (optional)

You can freeze the leftover beans to use later.

Mel’s Chili

  • 4 cups Cooked Beans
  • Water (can use liquid from cooked beans). Personal preference - some people like thick chili and some like it more soupy.
  • 8 oz can of Tomato Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Salsa Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon (or pkg) Chili Powder
  • Optional Ingredients:

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