This no-frills basic chili recipe is ready for your personal touch. Learn how to make classic chili and what you can add to make it your own!
Drain the beans and add them to the pot along with the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, 1 cup water, and all of the ingredients for the chili seasoning. Stir until well combined. Place a lid on the pot and allow it to simmer over a low flame for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally (the flavor gets better the longer it simmers).
Give the chili one final taste, adjust the salt or seasonings if needed, then serve hot with your favorite toppings.
**The chili powder used is a mild blend of dried chilies and other spices. It is not spicy or hot. Click here for an example.