Chili Recipe

Chili con Carne

This chili recipe is for 45 servings. You can definitely make it smaller if you adjust the ingredients accordingly.


10 lb lean ground beef,
1/2 cup chopped onion,
1 tbsp. chopped garlic,
1 cup each chopped celery and diced carrot,
6 cans black beans, drained,
1 Tbsp. paprika,
1 teaspoon smoked paprika,
1/2 cup beef base,
4 cups tomato sauce,
½ can diced tomatoes from a can,
1 can tomato paste,
water if needed,
2 Tbsp. Taco seasoning,
½ Tbsp. ground cumin,
1 tsp. garlic powder (if using),
½ tsp. black pepper


1. Brown the ground beef in a large, heavy skillet with little oil and the onion, garlic, celery and carrot.

2. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, onion powder, paprika, taco seasoning, beef base, tomato sauce, beans and water. Cook over low heat for about 40 minutes, adding more water if needed.

3. Finally, add cumin, black pepper, and cook for 5 minutes more. Let the chili sit for about 10 minutes before serving.

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