Poker Night Chili
Serves: 6 hungry poker-playing guys
  • 3 lbs lean ground beef
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 2 cans whole tomatoes
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 cans kidney beans
  • 2 packs chili seasoning
  1. Brown the bacon, lean ground beef and onions
  2. Drain off any excess fat and add the chili seasoning
  3. Add all the tomatoes, pumpkin puree and beans and let simmer for a minimum of 20 minutes before serving
  4. I like it best when allowed to simmer for a couple hours but it will be delicious and ready to eat after the first 20 minutes.
This is a fantastic base recipe. It is delicious as-is but also try adding to it. Mushrooms, bell peppers, chickpeas, and black beans are all regular add-ins in my chili.
Recipe by Back To My Roots at