Firehouse Chili is the type of Chili that is absolutely perfect for these cool Fall days! It’s comfort food at it’s best! Warm, spicy, filling, and leaves you happy! There is nothing better on a cold and blustery day than a big bowl of chili!
How to Make Award Winning Firehouse Chili
This hearty chili recipe is adapted by a recipe from Taste of Home. I had the opportunity to work with them on a sponsored post and I used their recipe to make this post.
If you are looking for a chili recipe that is thick, filling, and above all tastes great, then this is THE recipe for you!
Every home cook needs a stash of chili and soup recipes! My family loves having soup during the Winter so I am always trying new ones as well as serving up a few of our family favorites such as my Ultimate Crack White Chicken Chili, my Bacon Beer and Beef Chili, and my hearty Kielbasa Chili.
Why Should I Make This Recipe?
Besides the fact that it’s delicious, you should try this recipe because it’s:
Hearty – this is a very thick chili. It’s a delicious stick to your ribs type of chili.
Easy to Make – this is a simple recipe with easy to find ingredients.
Hits the Spot – imagine serving up a nice hot bowl of goodness that is full of flavor on a cold and blustery Winter day.
Expert Tips, Ingredient List and Suggestions for Recipe Success
Stewed tomatoes – you can also use diced or your own homemade canned tomatoes.
Cumin – I know this is a different ingredient for chili, but it really gives it a great flavor.
Oregano – This spice just isn’t for Italian recipes.
Ground beef – any blend you love to use in your chili is fine.
What Toppings Go Good with This?
Shredded cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, jalapenos, crushed saltines, or crushed cornbread.
How to Serve Leftovers
You can make Chili dogs, Chili Mac, Nachos (I do this a lot), Cincinnati Style over spaghetti noodles, and you can serve it on top of a baked potato!
What Side Dishes Go Great with This?
Cornbread, Muffins, Peanut Butter Sandwiches (trust me on this, it works perfectly!) or a salad. Of course of dessert, there is nothing like a savory apple dessert as it pairs wonderfully with the soup!
Step by Step Directions
The recipe author is Richard Clements, San Dimas, CA and this chili is in the Taste of Home 25th Anniversary Cookbook.
Step 1: In a large Dutch oven, heat canola oil over medium heat.
Step 2: Due to how many lbs of hamburger you will be using, brown the beef in batches so it all cooks evenly.
Step 3: Crumble the meat throughout cooking and cook until no longer pink and then drain.
Step 4: Add the ground beef back into the Dutch oven and add in the onions and green pepper and cook until they are tender.
Step 5: Stir in the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
Step 6: Reduce heat; simmer covered, until the flavors are blended for about 1 1/2 hours.
Step 7: Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
How to Make The Best Award Winning Firehouse Chili Recipe
- 2 tbsp. canola oil
- 4 lbs lean ground beef
- 2 medium onions chopped
- 4 16 oz. kidney beans rinsed and drained
- 3 14 1/2 oz. stewed tomatoes cut up
- 1 14 1/2 oz. beef broth
- 3 tbsp. chili powder
- 2 tbsp. ground coriander
- 2 tbsp. ground cumin
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 green pepper diced
- In a large Dutch oven, heat canola oil over medium heat.
- Due to how many lbs of hamburger you will be using, brown the beef in batches so it all cooks evenly.
- Crumble the meat throughout cooking and cook until no longer pink and then drain.
- Add the ground beef back into the Dutch oven and add in the onions and green pepper and cook until they are tender.
- Stir in the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat; simmer covered, until the flavors are blended for about 1 1/2 hours.
- Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
This post was sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Taste of Home on 9/24/2018.
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