Chili Recipe: Make Ahead Meals

Chili Recipe

Chili Recipe: Make Ahead Meals

It has been so cold here in Kentucky!! Our family loves Chili because it is the ultimate winter comfort food! A hearty bowl of chili warms the body and soul. Here is a Chili recipe that you can make ahead and pull out of the freezer whenever your looking for something comforting, quick and easy!!

Chili Recipe: Make Ahead Meals

Chili Recipe: Make Ahead Meals



  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 1 lg onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (14 oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 t ground cumin
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 2 (15 oz) cans chili beans
  • 2 T cornstarch (optional)
  • 1/4 C water (optional)


  1. Place the ground chuck in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and garlic.
  3. Cook until meat is browned through and vegetables are tender.
  4. Drain well.
  5. Place the tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper into a large saucepan.
  6. Place over high heat and bring to a rapid boil.
  7. Add the meat and beans.
  8. Reduce heat to low.
  9. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  10. Remove lid and continue cooking for 10 minutes.
  11. Place saucepan in the refrigerator for a rapid cool.
  12. Pour chili into freezer containers and freeze for up to 3 months.
  13. To reheat, remove chili from the freezer.
  14. Place 1/4 C of water in a saucepan.
  15. Add the chili and cook over medium heat until heated through.
  16. **To thicken chili mix the cornstarch and 1/4 C water together.
  17. Add to the chili and stir well.

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Hope you enjoy this delicious Chili Recipe!!

I don’t know about you, but to me it’s a lot easier when I can just pull something out of the freezer and cook, than to prepare an entire meal!!! Especially when I’m tired and don’t feel like spending the whole day in the kitchen!!

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Topic: Chili Recipe

Chili Recipe: Make Ahead Meals was last modified: January 21st, 2019 by Bianca

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Hi! I'm Bianca. All that I do and everything that I am blessed with is because of my awesome God! It is very possible to be frugal and live abundantly without being cheap. Our family is on a journey to become debt FREE and I am here to pass on what I learn.
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