Roughneck Chili


Still looking for the perfect basic chili recipe to call your own, one that skimps on the bells and whistles, but delivers all the classic flavor your family craves? Look no further, because we've got you covered! Prefer beans in your chili? Simply add one 15 oz. can, and reduce ground beef to 2 pounds.

Roughneck Chili
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 3 pound lean ground beef

  • 2 14 ounce can beef broth

  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce

  • ½ cup finely chopped green sweet pepper

  • 4 drops bottled hot pepper sauce

  • 3 - 4 tablespoon chili powder

  • 4 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon instant beef bouillon granules

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¾ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • Dairy sour cream (optional)

  • Shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese (optional)

  • Avocado dip (guacamole) (optional)

  • Tortilla chips (optional)


  1. In a 4-quart Dutch oven cook ground beef until meat is brown; drain fat. Stir in broth, tomato sauce, green pepper, pepper sauce, chili powder, onion powder, cumin, bouillon, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and white pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. If desired, top with sour cream, cheese, avocado dip, or tortilla chips.

Roughneck Chili with Beans:

Prepare as above except decrease ground beef to 2 pounds and add one 15-ounce can kidney, great northern, or chili beans, rinsed and drained, before simmering.

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