"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Chili Recipe

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This recipe for Chili, by , is from Eating With the Keith Seward Family, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Crystal Seward
Added: Thursday, October 8, 2009


1 lb ground hamburger
1 lb sausage (your choice) or Italian
1/2 lb bacon chopped
1 cup dried pinto beans (or 1-2 canned pinto beans)
1 cup dried kidney beans (or 1 can kidney beans)
*if you use cans of beans, you can also use a can or two of Ranch Style beans.
2 packages Chili seasoning
1 large onion (chopped)
1/2 to 1 bell pepper (chopped)
1 tsp minced garlic
1 qt chopped tomatoes
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 small can chopped green chilis
1/2 - 1 cup mushrooms
1/4 cup brown sugar
Ground Red Pepper
Mrs Dash Seasoning
Tony's Seasoning
*Use seasoning to your taste, and add or subtract as you like. You may also use one less chili seasoning pack if you like it a little more mild, and take out the green chilis.

If using dried beans: Soak beans overnight together, then cook for a couple hours on med/high (boiling gently) check and if almost tender you may add all chili ingredients.
If using canned beans: Place all ingredients except onions and bell peppers which should be sauted in butter before adding to mixture.
Cook on low all day/ for a few hours/ or for a shorter time if you need it now! May also be placed in crockpot.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
about 16
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1/2 hour after beans are cooked




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