A Classic Chili recipe that has ground beef and beans. It has all the flavors you love: chili powder, garlic, onions, and tomatoes, plus a little clove and all spice for warmth. There is nothing better than a big bowl of chili on a cold night!
In a large pot over medium high heat saute the garlic, celery, and onions for 5 minutes,stirring often.
Add the ground beef and cook, crumbling, for 5 minutes until cooked thru.
Turn the heat to medium low and add the green chilies, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, water, both beans, sugar, and all the spices and seasonings. Stir to combine.
Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove the bay leaf before serving.
This recipe can be made ahead and reheated on the stove top. You may need to add a little water to loosen it up.
Serve this chili with any of your favorite toppings: fritos, sour cream, green onions, jalapenos, shredded cheese, tabasco, fresh avocado, saltine crackers
Storing: It can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.Freezing: You can freeze this chili recipe!! Make it completely and then cool. Place in a freezer safe container, leaving room for expansion, and freeze for up to 3 months.To thaw pop in the fridge for 2 days. Or thaw on the defrost function on your microwave.Other Chili Recipes : If you have an Instant Pot and want to make quick work of this Chili, check out this Instant Pot Chili Recipe.Looking for chicken chili? Check out this recipe for White Chicken Chili.Calories are estimated.