Hearty Noel Chili

Looking for a meal to ward off the winter chill?  Then try a big bowl of this quick and hearty homemade chili.  And it won’t take all day to make.  Just open a few cans, do a little bit of chopping and 50 minutes later you’ll have some spice-a-licious holiday chili to warm your family and friends.


1 1/2 pounds ground beef

1/2 pound bacon, diced

1 1/2 cups onions, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

1 red pepper, chopped

1/2 cup jalapeno peppers, chopped

1 can (28 ounce) tomatoes, diced

2 cans (40 ounces each) kidney beans

2 cans (15 ounces each) pork & beans


In a large skillet, cook beef in olive oil over medium heat until browned.  Add diced bacon, onions, peppers, jalapeno peppers and garlic; sauté until vegetables are tender.  In a large cooking pot, combine sautéed vegetables with tomatoes, beans, bay leaf, salt and  seasonings; cook over medium heat for 20 to 30 minutes.


Yield:  6 – 8 servings.

courtesy of www.noelladesigns.com