• 1 small to medium onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can kidney beans (Do not strain) ( Like the beans by Eden Organic)
  • 1 can pinto beans (Do not strain)
  • 1 can black beans (Do not strain)
  • 1 can of corn (drained)
  • ½ cup ketchup or ½ cup tomato sauce plus 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • ½ tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp liquid smoke (optional, still great without it)
  • 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • Toppings:
  • Cashew sour cream 
  • Cilantro
  • Cornbread 


In a large pot, water saute the onions, bell pepper, and garlic until soft.  Then add all the ingredients and allow to simmer for 30 minutes. Keep an eye on it and stir occasionally so the bottom does not burn. Top with cilantro and cashew sour cream.  Enjoy with Cornbread / Cornbread waffles.


Makes 4-6 servings.


  1. […] likes to stick. Put the lid down and cook the waffles for 5-6 minutes.  Enjoy topped with some of Nana's chili […]

  2. ANIK LACHANCE on February 2, 2021 at 11:05 am

    When you say can, which size? How many oz or ml? Thanks!

  3. Rosanne Powell on February 3, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    What size cans of tomatoes do you use?

  4. Kate on February 5, 2021 at 9:27 am

    Hi Kiki,
    Question on the canned beans. So, do not drain or rinse the beans at all?

  5. Barb H on February 6, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Made the chili and it’s simmering on the stove. The house smells SO amazing! Am hoping this freezes well because it makes a lot.

  6. Yvette Anger on February 8, 2021 at 8:28 am

    do all of the peppers and onions count as your veggies or do u serve with more veggies?

  7. Rita on February 15, 2021 at 5:16 am

    God bless you for this recipee! My omnivorous kids ate their servings plus a second helping.

  8. Diana Miranda on March 14, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    This recipe was so delicious. Also quick and easy. 😊

  9. Angie on March 15, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    Hi Kimi is it ok to add brown rice to this delicious chilli for weight loss?

    • Angie on March 15, 2021 at 2:05 pm

      Forgive me spell check changed the name grrr… Kiki 😊

  10. Monika on April 11, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    So good!! We are it with rice. Thank you 💓

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