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Chunky Chili

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Author Jacqueline


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 ribs celery chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 4 to matoes diced (or 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 2 T chili-garlic paste
  • 1/4 cup pepper sauce- HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Palo Alto Firefighter's Pepper Sauce
  • 1 can chili beans
  • 1 can light red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can dark red kidney beans drained and rinsed


  • In a large pot over medium heat, brown the ground beef, breaking it up into small chunks.
  • Add onion, celery and carrots, sauté for 5 minutes, until vegetables begin to soften.
  • Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili garlic paste and pepper sauce to pan. Pour in one can of water.
  • Add beans. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Simmer for 45 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent the bottom from burning.
  • Serve topped with cheddar cheese.