Firehouse Chili (from

Greg loves this chili recipe!  It’s from


    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef ( for the diet concious you can also use ground turkey)
    • 1 large onions, chopped
    • 1 fresh garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
    • 2 tablespoons chili powder
    • 2 (8 ounce) cans Ro-Tel tomatoes, undrained
    • 1 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
    • 2 (16 ounce) cans dark red kidney beans, undrained
    • 5 1/2 ounces tomato juice


  1. Heat oil in a large pot. Brown together ground beef, onion and garlic; drain well.
  2. Add all the spices along with the Ro-tel tomatoes, tomato sauce, kidney beans and tomato juice. Mix well and bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer 1/2 hour uncovered and 1-1/2 hours covered. (If too thick you can add additional tomato juice or water).

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