Spicy Chili Recipe

There is nothing like a bowl of steamy, spicy chili to warm you up on a cold day!  This dish hits the spot every time.  We like it over corn chips, but it is delightful with cornbread and fresh salad on the side. This also has a healthy dose of cinnamon for an added twist.

2 pounds ground beef (I use 1 lb, and double up on the beans.)

2 (16 oz. ) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained

2 (14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes

2 (8 oz) can tomato sauce

2 onions, chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minces

3 tbsp. Chili powder

2 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. cayenne pepper

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

½ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon cocoa powder


Brown ground beef, drain. Add onions and garlic. 

Add ground beef, onions, garlic and the rest of ingredients to crock pot or large pot on range. Cook in crock pot on low setting 8-10 hours; Range – bring to boiling and simmer 1 hour or more. Adjust seasonings to taste.