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Best Ever Chili

Disclosure: I received a sampler of Daregal Gourmet fresh frozen herbs to review as a part of a Blog Friendly PR campaign. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.

best ever chili

I have had the chance to try some fresh frozen herbs from Daregal Gourmet. I would definitely recommend these herbs to anyone who wants the taste of fresh herbs without the hassle of having to cut them up themselves. If you are anything like me, fresh herbs often go to waste. When I do buy fresh herbs for a recipe, we usually don’t use them all. That’s why I love the idea of fresh frozen herbs. You can use just the herbs you need without the waste.

So when I was thinking about recipes that I wanted to use with the herbs I got, I thought of several options. The herbs I got are parsley, garlic, cilantro, and basil. The weather is starting to cool down and leaves are starting to fall off of trees. In our house that means it’s time for some hearty, stick to your bones meals. I absolutely adore chili! I can even get our little guy to eat it which is a major feat! Oh, and I think this pot makes the chili even better, if possible. It is a Lodge Ceramic Dutch Oven, and we adore it at our house! Here is my recipe for best ever chili (well that’s what I was told…by myself. Hey, the hubs doesn’t like black beans :^/) which is a combination of several recipes I’ve found on the web and tweaked to make it my own. Now it’s our go to chili recipe.


1 pound 80/20 ground chuck

1 medium onion chopped

½ bell pepper chopped

1 tsp chopped parsley

1 tbsp chopped garlic

1 tbsp chili powder

1/2 tsp cumin

1 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp celery salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 teaspoon dried oregano

2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes

1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

1 (15 ounce) can black beans with liquid

1. Mix together chili powder, cumin, kosher salt, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, celery salt, oregano, and black pepper. Set aside.


2. Brown ground beef. Add onion, garlic, and bell pepper and cook until onions are translucent.


3. Drain oil.

4. Add stewed tomatoes. Break up tomatoes with your spoon as you mix them in. Add tomato sauce. Add black beans with liquid.


5. Add seasonings and parsley. Stir well.

6. Bring the chili to a simmer, cover, and cook for 1 to 1 1/2 hours stirring occasionally.

7. Enjoy Best Ever Chili with sour cream, cheddar cheese, crackers, green onions, etc.

This is top notch chili! If you want to make cooking it easier, try Daregal Gourmet on Amazon. They have all kinds of herbs and even combination herbs. They come to your house frozen and you just pop them into your freezer.

Have you tried fresh frozen herbs before? I’d love to hear your experience with them! Drop me a comment and let me know what kind of goodies you’ve made with fresh frozen herbs.

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  • Robin W 07/05/2015, 8:34 am

    Before I forget, I love that dutch oven. It’s one of those things I always want and forget to get for the kitchen. But I digress, I love chili anytime of the the year!! Just so long as it’s not too spicy. Your recipe looks delicious…I can smell chili now!! I’ll give it a try the next time I make it!

  • rochelle haynes 07/05/2015, 9:26 am

    I love chili like to try this

    • Nirra 07/05/2015, 8:39 pm

      It is really, really good chili. I wish I had some now!

  • craftyone 07/02/2016, 12:55 am

    i enjoy eating black beans so this recipe is something i may try

    • Nirra 07/05/2016, 10:48 am

      I don’t think I’ve had a better tasting chili, although chili is not something I really order at a restaurant. I think your family will really enjoy it!

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