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This Bacon Chili Recipe is so easy to put together and tastes great! Spice up chili with some bacon for a wonderful smoked chili flavor!

Bacon Chili Recipe

This c=is a simple stovetop chili recipe for those busy but chilly nights when you want a hot and steamy, hearty meal. I love the addition of bacon to make this chili bursting with flavor. 

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.

Chili with bacon

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).Easy Bacon Chili Recipe

If you have bacon lovers in the house, they are sure to enjoy this dish.

 

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Bacon Chili

Bacon Chili Recipe

Bacon Chili

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This Bacon Chili Recipe is so easy to put together and tastes great! Spice up chili with some bacon for a wonderful smoked chili flavor!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

    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.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 435Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 836mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 9gSugar: 5gProtein: 34g

I like to top each bowl with some shredded cheddar cheese before serving. This chili goes great with sandwiches and is perfect with hot dogs and hamburgers or as is for a tailgate party.

You can make this ahead of time and keep it warm in a slow cooker at the lowest setting. Turkey chili and bacon work well with this recipe.

Easy Bacon Chili Recipe - a favorite of ours!

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Becca from It's Yummi!

Thursday 14th of August 2014

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

Joey Lynn Resciniti (@BTaC_blog)

Wednesday 13th of August 2014

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...

Raquel

Wednesday 13th of August 2014

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!

Stacy

Wednesday 13th of August 2014

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

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