Beef Chili Recipe

Beef Chili Recipe is something I’ve hunted for forever! I finally found one that I love from Hunt’s and it’s their Signature Recipe Collection: Fire-Roasted Beef Chili. Talk about chili you will love always and forever! In my large family, there’s always room for a celebration.  It doesn’t matter how many weekend grandchildren swim meets, basketball games, indoor soccer games or ballet recitals. It doesn’t matter how many 3, 4 or 5-mile runs I squeeze in. It just matters that my husband Barry and I love being with our family, love cooking for our family celebrations, and were very excited this past weekend about our beautiful grand-dog Ryder’s birthday party as she turned 11.  Our daughter Jane and her husband Brian hosted Ryder’s birthday celebration with Ryder’s 2 doggie siblings (Tansy and Jethro), their dog cousin Timothy, and a bunch of us humans, too.

Beef Chili Recipe

Beef Chili Recipe

This particular weekend, with all the activities swirling around us, the love-to-bring-something-to-the-party cooking part seemed an almost impossibility until I remembered a big pot ‘o Chili that I had recently whipped up using Hunt’s Signature Recipe Collection‘s Fire-Roasted Beef ChiliThis Hunt’s Beef Chili Recipe not only rivals the chili my Mom made in her steam cooker (hours of goodness) when I was a kid, but came so close to my son Keith’s famous and secret chili recipe that I needed a Chili taste-test. Ryder’s party seemed like the perfect venue.

Ah, ha. Bring it on!

But how do you go about creating slow-cooked, simmering-for-hours, delectably perfect, hearty and healthy chili greatness (now that’s a mouthful of chili adjectives) in less than the hour (that’s one hour!) I had to do it in?  I turned to Hunt’s.  Just watch how:

Beef Chili Recipe

Begin with Hunt’s Fire-Roasted Diced Tomatoes and Hunt’s Tomato Paste.  I love the 100% natural flavor and goodness of Fire-Roasted for that perfect southwestern touch and taste; and, of course, the no artificial preservatives or ingredients for my family’s healthy table.  I also choose Hunt’s for its FlashSteam goodness – no chemicals.  Hunt’s Fire-Roasted is… shhhhh, my most secret chili ingredient.

Beef Chili Recipe for anyone to use

Note the time: 12:08 pm.  The party was starting at 2:00 pm.  No problem.

Beef Chili Recipe

Beef Chili Recipe

I doubled the recipe to give everyone at the party a nice, hearty taste; but the prep time was just as quick and easy.  Ingredients:  Ground Chuck Beef, chopped yellow onion, chopped green bell pepper, canned beans in sauce, Hunt’s Fire-Roasted Tomatoes, Hunt’s Tomato Paste, water, chili powder, salt, ground cumin, smoked paprika. 

Beef Chili Recipe

Cook beef, onions and peppers…

Beef Chili Recipe

Stir in all remaining ingredients.  Can you say “Easy?”

Beef Chili Recipe

Beef Chili Recipe

Beef Chili Recipe

Stir up that pot. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Simmer 15 minutes.

Beef Chili Recipe

Clean and sparkle up my kitchen because I don’t like coming home to a kitchen clean-up!

Beef Chili Recipe

In 51 minutes (including all the “expert” photography and clean-up!)… my Hunt’s Fire-Roasted Beef Chili was ready to deliver to Jane & Brian’s…

So let’s get this party started!

Beef Chili Recipe
My beautiful granddog Rydie! I’ve loved her since I first saw her at 7 weeks old! Happy 11th Birthday!
Beef Chili Recipe
Mommy (Janie) and her baby-girl! We call Ryder “Ryder the Hider” because she loves her under-table hiding spots!

Beef Chili Recipe

Bring on the Chili, staying crock-pot warm on a cold, cold winter’s day.

Beef Chili Recipe

First bowl/taste goes to Keith, Chili-maker extraordinaire.  Hmmmmm…

Thumbs’ up! AND couldn’t believe the quick Hunt’s recipe!

A winning-Chili recipe all around, and no-one could believe the great taste and hearty, healthy goodness in such little time.  (Remember the secret of Hunt’s Fire-Roasted Diced Tomatoes.)

Me, Keith on bowl #2 and my granddaughter Taylor
My husband Barry and his “love-it” look!
My daughter Audrey with her “I NEED THIS RECIPE” taste-test!
My son-in-law Brian. His smile tells it all!
Guests Leslie & Jon. This Chili is smilin’ good!

And a few Birthday Party shots…

My large family enjoys a good celebration with lots of good food and lots of good love!

And lots of fun…

Me, in a mix of grandkids and birthday hats!

Oh. I think I may just have one Chili-batch adjustment for next time – TRIPLE IT!

There’s nothing like family.  Beautiful pets. Busy, active weekends. Wonderful celebrations.

And easy, quick, delicious cooking that keeps me out of the kitchen and in on the fun!  Thanks, Hunt’s!

Happy 11th Birthday to my beautiful grand-dog Ryder, who makes my heart so, so happy and gave us a reason to celebrate…

– Parting shot: Cousin Timmy snatching the last of the doggie birthday cupcakes…

Gotta love a dog who loves good food!


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  1. 1.29.13
    Jane said:

    It was absolutely delicious! Thanks for bringing it to the party!

  2. 2.6.13

    the chili looks great – and I love your sweet family! hugs to all!

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