RECIPE: Cheesy Chili

Cheesy Chili

Warming up with chili is my favorite way to pass the time in the winter! I’m a sucker for a big pot of chili to get me through the week.


  • 2lb Ground Beef
  • 1 Diced Yellow Onion
  • 3 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • 2 Jalapeno’s 1 Diced, 1 whole
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 32-64oz of Tomato Juice (I like mine with more juice, but others enjoy theirs thicker)
  • 2 cans of Chili Beans
  • 2 cans of Drained Black Beans or equivalent in Black Turtle Beans
  • 2T Ames Chili Champ Seasoning Divided (available in-store)
  • 1T Chili Powder
  • 2t Cumin
  • 1t Garlic Salt
  • 1t Cayenne Pepper
  • 1t Paprika
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt for serving


  • In a large pan, add a drizzle of Olive Oil, the diced onion, and the minced garlic and the diced jalapeno. Cook until fragrant then add the ground beef and season with salt & pepper, cook until browned. Once the ground beef is cooked through add in 1/2T of the Chili Seasoning and Stir.
  • To the same pot, add in all four cans of beans, and your desired amount of tomato juice. Stir.
  • Add in the remaining seasonings and the whole jalapeno and stir. Simmer on medium/low for 20minutes stirring occasionally – I always taste and adjust the seasonings as desired.
  • Slowly stir in the shredded cheddar cheese. Serve with a dollop of Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt and ENJOY!
  • Posted by Dacey Johnson
  • On January 7, 2022
Tags: beef, cheddar, cheesy, chili, cold, dinner, easy, ground beef, jalapeno, onion, winter