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Monday, August 18, 2014


Printable Recipe

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice (I just fill the tomato sauce can with water and call it good)
  • 1 1/2 T Worchestershire sauce
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 T vinegar
  • 2 T liquid smoke
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 T smoked paprika
  • 1 T cumin
  • 2 cups water
  • 5 slices bacon, cooked and diced
  • 1 - 1 1/2 T minced garlic
  • Pinch Roasted Red Pepper flakes to taste
Cooking Directions
  1. In a skillet, cook the bacon and onion until done.
  2. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a soup pot, brown the ground beef.
  4. Drain.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients, including the bacon and onion mixture and simmer for several hours.
  6. You can also cook it all together and then dump it in the crock pot so it simmers until you're ready to eat.
Serve over Rice Pilaf.

Holly's Note:
The Doctor wanted chili one night and I didn't really have a chili recipe to use.  He really likes Texas Roadhouse chili though and while this one isn't exactly like that, it gave me an idea to start with.  I took my Sloppy Joe/Western Burger recipe and modified it by eliminating the can of chili, and adding bacon, smoked paprika, cumin, garlic and some roasted red pepper.  It turned out really well and is one of our new favorite meals.  The Doctor likes to have his chili over rice, so I also cooked up a batch of Rice Pilaf and use beef broth instead of chicken.


  1. This looks SO great! Always up for a bowl of chili :) Especially in the fall.
    Thanks for linking up at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays! Hope you come again soon (Rachael @ http://www.parentingandhomeschoolinginfaith.com)

  2. We love a great pot of Chili and this looks delicious, just in time for fall. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  3. I can't wait for things to cool off so I can enjoy some chili! I like the liquid smoke in yours and I like to add bacon too.
    Thank you for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo this week. It's nice to have you stop by. Your chili was one of the top-viewed recipes and will be featured at tonight's party.

  4. Great recipe for busy school nights! Thanks for linking up to #theWeekendSocial. Hope you can find the time again Thursday 9:00 PM EST. I've pinned your link! :) theKitchenChopper.com

  5. We love chili! Yum.Pinned. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope you get a chance to stop by tonight at 7 pm. We love having you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  6. This is interesting that you serve it over rice. Would never have thought of that with chili, but it looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.

  7. Thank you for sharing this recipe at City of Creative Dream's City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

  8. Oh yummy, delicious, hearty chilli!Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays. Hope to see you tomorrow!