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🌶️ Southern Comfort Chili Recipe 🍲 | Grits N Grace

Looking for a delicious Southern comfort chili recipe? Try our easy-to-follow recipe for a hearty and flavorful chili that will warm your soul. Perfect for cozy nights in!

Southern Comfort Chili

You will need:

  • ground beef1 lb ground beef
  • chopped onion1 large onion, chopped
  • minced garlic2 cloves garlic, minced
  • kidney beans can1 can kidney beans
  • diced tomatoes can1 can diced tomatoes
  • chili powder2 tablespoons chili powder
  • cumin1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt1 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • cup of water1 cup water


  1. First, brown the ground beef in a large pot over medium heat. This will take about 5 to 7 minutes. Make sure to break up the meat as it cooks to ensure even browning.
  2. Next, add the chopped onions and minced garlic to the pot. Sauté these until the onions become translucent. This process will take about 5 minutes and it will add a depth of flavor to your chili.
  3. Drain the kidney beans thoroughly before adding them to the pot. Also add the can of diced tomatoes, including the juice. These ingredients will form the base of your chili.
  4. Now it's time to add your spices. Add the chili powder, cumin, salt, and black pepper. These spices give the chili its distinctive flavor.
  5. Pour in a cup of water and stir everything together well. This will help to distribute the spices evenly throughout the chili and will also help to prevent the chili from becoming too thick.
  6. Finally, cover the pot and let your chili simmer for 1 hour. Make sure to stir it occasionally to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pot. After an hour, your chili will be ready to serve!


Feel free to adjust the spices to your liking. For a spicier chili, add more chili powder or a dash of hot sauce. For a milder chili, reduce the amount of chili powder. This recipe serves 4 people.

Welcome to the world of Southern comfort food, where every dish is a warm hug and a celebration of tradition. Our Southern Comfort Chili recipe is a perfect example of this culinary art, a hearty and flavorful dish that's sure to make any meal a special occasion.

This chili recipe is a symphony of flavors, combining the richness of ground beef with the sweetness of onions, the heat of chili powder, and the earthy tones of cumin. The addition of kidney beans and diced tomatoes brings a delightful texture and depth to the dish. It's a recipe that's as comforting as it is satisfying, a true embodiment of the spirit of Southern comfort food.

One of the secrets to the success of this recipe is its simplicity. The ingredients are readily available and the steps are straightforward, making it a great choice for both beginners and seasoned cooks. If you're new to Southern cooking, this chili is a great place to start. You can learn more about the basics of this culinary tradition in our guide to traditional Southern cooking.

But the beauty of this recipe lies not just in its simplicity, but also in its versatility. Feel free to adjust the spices to your liking, or add a dash of hot sauce for an extra kick. You can even serve it over a bed of grits for a uniquely Southern twist. Explore the different ways to enjoy this Southern staple in our article on the versatility of grits.

At Grits N Grace, we believe that cooking is more than just a task—it's a way to express love and hospitality. So whether you're cooking for your family or hosting a gathering of friends, our Southern Comfort Chili recipe is sure to bring a touch of warmth and grace to your table. For more inspiration, check out our collection of Southern food recipes.

So go ahead, roll up your sleeves and dive into the world of Southern cooking. With Grits N Grace, you're not just preparing a meal—you're creating memories.