I Like Big Buttons! Family Favorite: Zesty Homemade Chili November 09 2023

This recipe gets rave reviews and is a hit whenever I make it. It is delicious, super easy to make, and made with supplies I keep in my pantry year-round.


  • 2 lbs. cooked Ground Beef
  • 1 large Onion or Dried Onions
  • 1 large Green Pepper (diced)
  • 2 cans of Italian Recipe Stewed Tomatoes
  • 1 can of Water from can above
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of Ground Cumin
  • 2 cloves of Garlic finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • 2 cans of Kidney Beans drained
  • 1 can of Black Beans drained


  1. If you have a pressure cooker:
  2. Layer ingredients as listed above except beans and cook until pressure cooker starts rocking, turn to medium heat and allow to rock for 5 MINUTES and let cool on own (about 20 minutes). Add beans stir and let sit for 5 minutes or so until beans warm through and serve.
  3. If you don’t have a pressure cooker:
  4. Put all ingredients in a large pot on the stovetop and simmer for at least 30 minutes to an hour until ingredients are cooked well and serve.
  5. If using a crockpot and allow to cook through.

Servings 6-8

*Garish with diced avocados, shredded cheese, a side of Doritos, if desired.

**Tip: This Chili is AMAZING with my Homemade Cinnamon Rolls.

***Tip: I often make a double batch of it, so that I have 2 meals worth.