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Monday Meals: The Major’s Chili

Happy Monday! After an unexpected four day weekend, we are ready to hit the ground running this week… least I think we are! Well, what choice do we have?! haha. The weather was actually cold enough last week (and it finally snowed on Friday!) to make chili, so I made my dad’s chili. I thought I’d share the recipe with you.


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped (I usually use 3/4 of a big white onion)
  • 4 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2, 15 oz cans kidney beans, drained
  • 29 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 16 oz jar thick and chunky mild salsa
  • 4 oz can diced green chiles
  • 1/2 c apple cider (I sometimes use apple juice if I don’t have cider)
  • 3 Tblsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tblsp. ground cumin
  • 1 Tblsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp salt


  • Heat oil in a large pot and add beef, chopped onion and garlic and cook until beef is browned and cooked through.
  • Drain any grease.
  • Stir in all other ingredients
  • Boil, then reduce and let simmer and cover
  • Stir frequently for 1 hour.
  • Enjoy–serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, crackers, etc.
  • **The other night, I made this and let it simmer about 15 minutes and then put it in the slow cooker on high for 1 hour. Then, we ate it when everyone got home from their basketball practices.
Of course, this recipe freezes well too.

I’m glad I went ahead and made this last week (and we got two nights of dinner out of the recipe)….the temps will be back in 50’s this week!

I hope you have a great week.

Thanks for reading,


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