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Chili – Mississippi Style

4.00 avg. rating (80% score) - 11 votes

Chili – Mississippi Style

Yield: 3 quarts, or 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 15-ounce cans tomato sauce or tomato sauce with tomato bits
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 15-ounce cans red kidney beans, undrained

Instructions

Cook ground beef in a skillet and drain liquid off. Add chili powder, salt, and sugar; mix well. Add onions, bell pepper, tomato sauce, water and bay leaf. Simmer for one hour.

Remove bay leaf and mix vegetable oil, flour, and beans into meat mixture. Cover and simmer 30 minutes, stirring periodically.
Comments
  • Lillian

    I left out the salt and added a 15 oz. can of kidney beans, drained. We loved it and will add it to my recipe collection to use many times.

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  • Anonymous

    I grew up in Pennsylvania, now living in Colorado. This is the chili I was raised on! It is the best! No pinto or “chili” beans. :)

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  • Anonymous

    We all have our way of making chili for whatever region we live in. Yes, some chili does not have tomatoes in the recipe. This recipe is awesome. In Ohio we call it Chili Soup. We add pasta or whateveer to thicken it or thin it. This recipe is great … and no it is not too sweet … if it is for you, omit the sugar. Great job !!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Growing up in Texas I can attest that this may be a close substitute for chili only.

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  • Anonymous

    Having grown up in Mississippi, I can say this is the one we always had and LOVED!!! It’s the best.

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  • Anonymous

    I’m not exactly a chili purist, but there are limits, and chili doesn’t contain tomatoes. It’s also a bit sweet for me, I like chili with a bite.

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  • Margaret

    This chili is it!! My husband and I loved it. We just added jalapeno to spice it up.

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  • Anonymous

    We found this to be what we feel as an original Mississippi chili and we recommend you try it.

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  • Anonymous

    Twice I have made this chili and it is THE best. My wife also likes it very much. A five star chili!

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