Best Ever Chili

I know the name of this dish is making quite the claim, but my mom insisted upon it, and since she gave birth to me I think she should be allowed her way every now and again. : )
This is, to me, a perfect fall and winter dish.  My hubby doesn’t like most chili dishes, but even he had extra helpings.  I made it for our Pumpkin Potluck this fall and when I was pouring it in our large crock pot, I thought I made too much…  Well, let’s just say it got taken care of. : )
BEST EVER CHILI
Recipe by My Stained Apron
8 oz bacon (thick sliced)
1 large onion, chopped
1 lb ground pork
1 lb ground beef
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 (15 oz) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes*
2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
2 T paprika
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tsp chili or chipotle powder
1 T cumin
1 T oregano
Chop bacon and cook in a large pot.  Drain off excess fat.
Add onion and garlic and cook a few minutes until softened.
Add pork and beef and break up with a wooden spoon.  Cook until no longer pink.
Add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Simmer 1 to 3 hours (You can also put in a crockpot at this point instead of simmering on the stovetop).
*If you don’t like chunks of tomato in your chili, puree them first.
For serving: 
shredded cheddar cheese
Corn chips
sliced green onions
sour cream
lime wedges
cilantro
Best Ever Chili

Ingredients

  • 8 oz bacon (thick sliced)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (15 oz) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes*
  • 2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 T paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp chili or chipotle powder
  • 1 T cumin
  • 1 T oregano
  • For serving:
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • Corn chips
  • sliced green onions
  • sour cream
  • lime wedges
  • cilantro

Instructions

  • Chop bacon and cook in a large pot. Drain off excess fat.
  • Add onion and garlic and cook a few minutes until softened.
  • Add pork and beef and break up with a wooden spoon. Cook until no longer pink.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Simmer 1 to 3 hours (You can also put in a crockpot at this point instead of simmering on the stovetop).
  • *If you don't like chunks of tomato in your chili, puree them first.
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    1. Love the cute idea of putting the toppings in a muffin tin!

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