Winter Woods Chili


Satisfy your family with this hearty chili that includes bacon and beef. Top with cheese and cilantro for a delicious flavor twist.

Winter Woods Chili
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins


  • 4 slices bacon

  • 3 pound beef stew meat

  • 1 large onion, sliced 1/2-inch thick

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 28 ounce can whole tomatoes

  • 1 15.5 ounce can navy beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 15.5 ounce can red beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 - 3 tablespoon chili powder

  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • Shredded cheddar cheese

  • Snipped fresh oregano

  • Cooked bacon, crumbled


  1. In 4- to 6-quart Dutch oven cook bacon and beef, half at a time, over medium heat until beef is browned. Drain fat. Return meat to pan. Reduce heat; add onions and half of garlic. Cook and stir until onion is tender.

  2. Add undrained tomatoes, beans, and 1 tablespoon of the chili powder. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining garlic, chili powder, and vinegar. Cook, covered, 1 hour. Add water to desired consistency. Season to taste. Top servings with cheese, oregano, and crumbled bacon. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

546 Calories
23g Fat
31g Carbs
54g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 546
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 1222mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 54g
Vitamin C 21.8mg 109%
Calcium 252.4mg 19%
Iron 7.4mg 41%
Potassium 1352mg 29%
Folate, total 80.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 3.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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