Chili was a Halloween tradition in my house growing up. My Mom made it every year before we went out trick or treating. It’s so ingrained in me that whenever I see Halloween decorations I swear I crave Chili. So every fall I bust out Moms old recipe and it never fails to please. I love that chili can be thrown together so quickly and still taste so delicious!
I cheat a little and use McCormicks Chili seasoning. It’s my favorite and has all the flavors I love in chili. After that, I just throw in a few other ingredients and let it simmer! I always have cornbread with chili, if you are not a cornbread lover lets just part ways now as friends. When I make cornbread at my house I usually have to make two batches because my husband will easily eat an entire batch by himself. We have company coming this weekend so I am scrambling to get my house in order, but when I have a minute I’ll post my favorite cornbread recipe!
My family loves a ton of different toppings on our chili. It is so fun to set up a whole bar of toppings so each person can make theirs the way they like it. Perfect for a Halloween party! Throw your ingredients together and let your chili simmer while you fix your topping bar. I love this condiment serving dish from Amazon for toppings bar.
Options for a topping bar: Jalapenos, Sour Cream, cheddar cheese, avocado, diced tomatoes, diced onion, crushed tortilla chips. extra spicy salsa.
We had Chili this week for dinner and Jackson was having too much fun with all his Halloween dishes and Halloween coloring sheet. Happy Halloween!
- 2 Packages McCormick Chili seasoning
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 onion diced
- 1 green bell pepper chopped
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 can pinto beans
- 1 can kidney beans
- 1 15oz can tomato sauce
- 1 28oz can crushed tomatoes
- Optional toppings- sour cream, cheddar cheese, jalapenos, avocado, tomatoes, tortilla chips extra spicy salsa.
- Brown meat and drain fat.
- Add onion and bell pepper and cook until onion is translucent
- Add chili seasoning and stir until combined.
- Add all remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer.
- Cover and allow chili to simmer for at least 30 minutes prior to serving.