Spicy Chili Recipe

Veronica's Healthy Living
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.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours


  • 2 lbs 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 tomatoes diced
  • 2 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper ground
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp 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.