6 lbs raw hamburger (approx) = about 17 cups cooked, add more if you think it needs it.


 Best place to buy the #10 cans is Smart & Final

2 #10 cans diced tomatoes in SAUCE not juice

  OR 2 #10 cans sauce & 1 #10 can dices tomatoes

1 #10 can black beans, drain the juice

1 #10 can pinto beans, drain the juice

1 #10 can pinto or black beans, which ever is cheaper of the two

4 cups onion or 1/2 bag of pre-cut onions (Smart  & Final has the bags)

(If you get the bag, bring the rest of the onions with you to the run, they can be put in the bowl to be used for topping off the chili)


1 cup crushed garlic

1 Cup chili powder

½ Cup black pepper


Simmer for 2 – 3 hours.


I sauté the onions and garlic in a little olive oil before adding to the mixture.  For the hamburger, if you add a little water to the pot, the meat won’t stick/burn.  It looks disgusting at first, but eventually comes out like regular scrambled up hamburger;-))


























2 #10 cans tomato sauce

1 #10 can pinto beans

1 #10 can black beans

2 Cups crushed garlic

1 Cup salsa


Throw in any veggies you feel like to add to it


Spices:  Add half of each to start then add more as needed


1 Cup chili powder

½ T cayenne

½ cup black pepper

1 T crushed red peppers



Simmer for 2 – 3 hours