Amy’s Chili

The first of the reader recipes is in!  Amy has a recipe for chili that sounds out of this world!  If you’re a fan of chili, give it a try and let me know how it goes!  Amy recommends also using leaving the meat out of this recipe altogether to make it vegetarian or using meat substitute crumbles. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Amy!

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Amy’s Chili

Serves 10


  • 1/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 pound ground turkey
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup carrots, grated
  • 1 1/2 packages prepared chili seasoning mix, you pick the hotness
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


  1. Brown beef and turkey with onions. Drain.
  2. In a large pot add meat mixture with all of the other ingredients except cinnamon. Stir well.
  3. Simmer until the ingredients have come to the consistency desired.
  4. Add cinnamon sticks and simmer about 10 minutes more to allow the cinnamon to infuse into the chili. Remove cinnamon sticks before serving.


  • Calories:  240
  • Protein:  14g
  • Carbohydrates:  38g
  • Fat:  5g
  • Sodium:  131mg

Amy’s Notes

I make this a lot and get requests for it at work. It is great year round. It is also great to put on a burger if you let the “soup” (liquid) cook down to where it is thicker. Another modification is to hide other veggies in it. For instance in the summer if you have zucchini that you need to use up, grate it and put it in. Chili is an excellent way to hide veggies because the chili seasoning mix is such a strong flavor.

Thanks, Amy!

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2 thoughts on “Amy’s Chili

  1. Katie says:

    I love the addition of cinnamon! One of my favorite cooks always put cinnamon in their chili! 🙂 Going to add to my list of ones to try. Today is definitely a chili kind of day!

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