As the weather gets colder and we approach winter (sorry, it had to be said), you may be looking for some comfort food. In that case I offer up today’s recipe: Family Favourite ChiliThis recipe comes from Moose’s family cookbook called, “That Tastes Like Home”. 


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 onions
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1-540 ml can crushed tomatoes
  • 1-156 ml can tomato paste
  • 1-540 ml can tomato juice
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1- can red kidney beans (rinsed)
  • 2-398 ml cans brown beans in tomato sauce
  • 2-248 ml cans mushrooms pieces and stems
  • 50 g of chili powder


  • In a large crock pot (or 5 quart pot on the stove) add the following ingredients
  • Brown and drain of ground beef
  • Sauté the onions and green peppers
  • Rinse the kidney beans
  • Add the rest of the canned ingredients and stir thoroughly
  • Heat the ingredients until hot throughout, stirring occasionally
  • Add salt & pepper to taste


  • Great to put in a crock pot on low in the morning and have it ready when you get home
  • Substitute chicken or turkey for the ground beef if preferred
  • For a vegetarian version sub in sautéd celery, carrots, red peppers, yellow peppers or tofu for the meat
  • Black beans are also a nice add if you like them
  • You may also like to add red or yellow peppers and a little hot sauce is always a nice touch on a cold day
  • Serve with garlic toast and your favourite salad
  • Enjoy on a cold day!

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