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The Best Chili Recipe Ever

This hearty chili is full of beef, veggies, just the right amount of heat, and some secret ingredients to add some next-level yumminess!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 8 people


  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 28 ounces Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 cans White Beans Great Northern or Navy
  • 1 can Light Red Kidney Beans
  • 1 pkg Williams Original Chili Seasoning (the 4 lb option)
  • 2 T minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 T Sugar
  • 1 T Slap ya Mama Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 Medium Red Pepper Seeded and diced
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion Diced
  • 2 Medium Poblano Peppers Seeded and chopped
  • 3 Medium Roma Tomatoes Seeded and chopped
  • 1 T Chili Powder
  • 3/4 Package Andioulle Sausage Chopped
  • 2 T Salt
  • 1 t pepper
  • 1 pound Jalapeno Bacon cooked, drained, crumbled (find at your local meat counter). Reserve some for garnish.
  • 4 c Beef Broth
  • 4 T all-purpose flour


  • Add ground beef to a pot of cold water. With your hand, separate and crush ground beef
  • Bring water to a boil until beef is cooked through
  • Drain beef and season with a little salt and pepper
  • Add cooked ground beef, broth, crushed tomatoes, beans (do not drain), chopped veggies, sausage, garlic, seasoning packet, garlic, sugar, and all seasonings to a large dutch oven pot (such as Le Creuset)
  • Bring to a gentle boil and boil very gently for minimum of 45 minutes
  • Remove approx 1-2 cups of juice and place into a bowl. Add flour and whisk until completely flour is completely dissolved.
  • Add roux back to pot and return to boil
  • Add chopped bacon, reserving some for garnish
  • Simmer/gently boil for 30 more minutes and allow to thicken
  • Garnish with shredded cheese, sour cream, crackers or chips and enjoy