Chili for a Crowd

The average chili recipe serves 4 to 6 people, but it’s really easy to scale the recipe up and make chili for a crowd. Get out your biggest pot and you’ll soon have enough tasty chili for a party!


  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 15 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 3 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 6 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 3 32-oz cans kidney beans, drained
  • 3 15-oz cans black beans, drained
  • 5 cups bell peppers, chopped
  • 9 chopped serrano peppers
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3 29-oz cans tomato sauce
  • 3 29-oz cans diced tomatoes


  • On a burner set to medium heat, heat up the olive oil in a large pot, then add the garlic and let it cook for about a minute. Then, add the onions and cook them until they’re browned and translucent.
  • Put in the ground beef, break it up with your spoon or spatula, and cook it until it’s fully cooked.
  • Drain the cans of beans and dump them both into the pot. Then, dump in the peppers and seasonings. Stir everything together.
  • Add the chicken broth, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes and stir. Bring the chili to a boil, then turn down the heat and let it simmer for about a half-hour or until it reaches the consistency you like.
Chuck 'The Chili Guy' Miller

Hey I'm Chuck "The Chili Guy" Miller. Chili is my passion so I have expertly crafted my list of tried and true award worthy chili recipes that will warm your soul. My gift to you from one chili connoisseur to another. - Chuck

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