The Ultimate Jammin' Tarheel Chili Recipe

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The Ultimate Jammin' Tarheel Chili Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on April 03, 2024

This Jammin' Tarheel Chili recipe is a hearty and flavorful dish that will warm you up on a cold day. Packed with ground beef, beans, peppers, and a blend of spices, this chili is a crowd-pleaser and perfect for a cozy night in. Serve it with some cornbread or crackers for a complete meal.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, green onions


  1. In a large pot, brown the ground beef over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, and bell pepper, and cook until vegetables are soft.
  3. Stir in the kidney beans, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce.
  4. Add the chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine.
  5. Simmer the chili on low heat for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve hot with your choice of toppings.

Interesting Facts

  • Chili is a classic American comfort food that originated in Texas.
  • The term 'tarheel' refers to a native of North Carolina, where chili is also a popular dish.
  • This chili recipe can be easily customized with additional ingredients like corn, jalapenos, or black beans.