Flavorful best describes our Signature Chugwater Chili. Not too spicy. Not too sweet. And just like your favorite coat, our quick chili recipe goes with just about everything, cleanup is easy, and it keeps you warm. This easy beef chili recipe is easy to make any time of the year using only a handful of ingredients.
Chili is a nutritious and delicious meal that you can easily create. It is perfect for when the weather turns cold or at other times of the year. You can eat chili alone or make a variety of dishes with it. Our Buffalo Nacho recipe is the perfect example of our Chugwater Chili being used to make nachos.
This easy chili recipe is perfect for a quick meal. The hardest part of making this chili is browning your ground beef. If you can open a can opener and measure our chili seasoning you are set. This chili recipe can be made in less than an hour or you can make it and put it in a slow cooker to serve at a party or event.
This chili recipe is an award-winning chili recipe. It started around 34 years ago and has grown to be a favorite chili for many around the world. Here is how you can make it from the comfort of your home.
How to Make Chugwater Chili
The first step in making our chili is to brown 2 lbs. of ground beef in a pot medium sized pot. As the meat cooks you will need to chop it into smaller pieces using either a pastry blender or spoon.
Next you will need to season the meat. A key part of making our chili is that we season the meat before adding the other ingredients. Add in 3 Tablespoons of Chugwater Chili Seasoning and stir until the meat is coated with the chili seasoning.
Next add in 1 (15 ounce) can of tomato sauce. This can be any brand of tomato sauce just as long as it is regular tomato sauce.
It is time to add in a can of water. You can clean the can with water this ensures that the rest of the sauce is added to the chili. Plus, the can is the perfect measuring instrument for the water without having to dirty up a measuring cup.
Stir the contents of the pot. Start bringing it to a simmer then add two 15-ounce cans of pinto beans. You do not have to drain the bean juice but if you want a thicker chili you can. Stir in the beans.
Simmer the chili for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to not burn the chili. After 30 minutes serve the chili.
Toppings to Use with a Beef Chili
There are may different toppings that people use when eating their chili. If you want to make a fun experience eating Chugwater Chili, then you can create a chili bar by setting out different toppings. This way guests can choose how they wish to eat their chili. Here is a list of recommended topping to eat with your chili.
- Top it with shredded cheese
- Serve with corn chips, saltine crackers, or Chugwater Chili Crackers
- Add a dollop of sour cream or prepared Chugwater Chili Dip
- Dice onions or jalapenos and add on top
What To Do With Left Over Chili?
There are many things you can do with chili. If you have leftover chili you can add it to chili cheese fries, hot dogs for chili dogs, top corn chips and add cheese, and much more.
Instant Pot Chugwater Chili
Brown 2 lbs hamburger on the sauté setting, add in 3 Tbs Chugwater Chili Seasoning and stir into the meat, add in 15 oz tomato sauce, 1 can of water, and 2 -15 oz cans of pinto beans. Then cook on manual or soup mode for 20 minutes.
Slow Cooker Chugwater Chili
Brown 2 lbs hamburger in a skillet and stir in 3 Tbs Chugwater Chili Seasoning, add the meat to the slow cooker with 15 oz tomato sauce, 15 oz water, and 2 - 15 oz cans of pinto beans. Then cook on low for 4-6 hours.
If you enjoyed making our Signature Chugwater Chili, here are a few other chili recipes that you might enjoy making next.
- Ground Turkey Chili
- Veggie Chili
- Cincinnati-Style Chili
- Easy Venison Chili (Elk Chili)
- Easy Beer Chili
- Slow Cooker Chicken Chili