Bacon Chili

This week has been a busy one for me. I finally caught up on my laundry from BlogHer and adjusting to being back at work. We are getting ready for the new school year at work and I am amazed at how quickly each year goes by.

We also had a great time this weekend watching a local band at a concert and attending a street festival in San Clemente. It was a really fun weekend and I wish weekends did not go by so fast. In the spirit of Bacon Month, I am sharing this original recipe for Bacon Chili. It is very tasty and has a little bite to it.


It is perfect for supper or as a tailgate or barbecue side dish. I like to keep the canned beans in stock so that I can make this dinner anytime I 

have ground beef and bacon in the refrigerator (which is quite often).

If you have bacon lovers in the house. They will probably enjoy this dish.



Bacon Chili

1 lb ground beef

1/3 cup onions, chopped

1 15 oz can kidney beans

1 15 oz can black beans

1 15 oz can chili con carne (no beans)

1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes

8 strips bacon, cooked and drained and chopped

2 tablespoons minced garlic

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin

cheddar cheese (optional) for garnish


Brown ground beef and onions in a frying pan over medium heat. Drain oil and place beef and onion in a pot.

Add kidney beans, black beans, chili con carne,bacon, garlic, red pepper, chili powder and cumin. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.

Simmer 30 minutes.

Add tomatoes. If you like your chili a little thinner, you can add 3/4 cup water at this time. Simmer 15 additional minutes and serve.



I like to top each bowl with some shredded cheddar cheese before serving.











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  1. Bacon in chilli? Thats just brilliant, I bet my husband would adore this!

  2. I wish I hadn’t read this BEFORE dinner. Now nothing will be good enough!
    So excited to try it.
    I’m also excited to check out the bacon recipes I see above!

  3. I’m thinking anything with bacon is going to be good! :)! I’m not a big chili fan, but perhaps I could be persuaded with a bit of bacon!

  4. As long as you keep posting bacon recipes, I’ll keep reading. 😉

  5. This sounds fabulous. I’m planning on doing a roundup post at the end of the month and picking some of the recipes featuring bacon that are linked up on Merry Monday. I would love it if you came over and linked this one up.

  6. Oh yum! It’s almost chili time here – give or take about 6 weeks – and I’m going to be making this one for sure! Pinning!

  7. Oh, man! Another thing I never thought to put bacon in. And why the heck not?!! Brilliant, Raquel!

  8. Bacon makes everything better! My daughter would stage a riot if I changed my chili recipe, but my husband and I would definitely give this a try. I’m thinking it might be time for her to just cook her own food…

    • I bet your recipe is really good Joey! I love when my kids cook (which is not often enough I will say). Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Ohhh yeah… EVERYTHING is better with bacon! Perfect timing, too… it’s in the 40’s here in Wisconsin today!


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