Quick, 1st Place Chili

This is our quick, first place chili.  It’s quick because you can make it in an hour rather than spending all day preparing it.  It’s first place because when we first created it, we entered it in the annual Chili Cook-Off and won first prize!  Hope you like it.  🙂

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups beef broth (from bouillon)
  • 1/2 cup chili powder (more if desired)
  • 2 heaping teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 (14 oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14 oz)can Kidney beans
  • 1 (14 oz)can of Black beans
  • 1 (14 oz)can of Pinto beans
  • 1 (14 oz) can of Corn
  • 1 Generous Tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Salt


  1. Brown beef in large saucepan.  Add onions, stir well, cook until translucent, add garlic, cook another minute
  2. Gradually add broth scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.  Stir in chili powder, cumin and tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes
  3. Add beans, corn, salt & vinegar.  Stir well.  Simmer at least 10 more minutes but more is recommended (30-45 minutes) for best consistency.

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