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!
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.
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 are sure to enjoy this dish.
For more great chili recipes, check out:
- Zero Points Chili Recipe - One of our top recipes, made by thousands.
- Stovetop White Chicken Chili- A quick dinner idea made on your stovetop.
- Slow Cooker White Chili - Make chili in your slow cooker for those busy days.
- Wendy's Copycat Chili Recipe - Tastes just like the chili you get at Wendy's.
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- 1 lb ground beef
- ⅓ 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 ¾ cup water at this time. Simmer 15 additional minutes and serve.
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.
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Bacon in chilli? Thats just brilliant, I bet my husband would adore this!
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!
I hope you do Tamara. Aren't all these recipes great?
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!
Ah...maybe we could make some bacon soup Sharon. I'll have to try that!
As long as you keep posting bacon recipes, I'll keep reading. 😉
LOL - Thanks AJ 🙂
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.
Thanks Erlene. I am coming by to link up.
Thanks for stopping by Erlene! I tried to link up but the party is closed. I will try next week on Merry Monday! Love your site by the way!
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!
Thanks Kelli! I hope you try it!
Oh, man! Another thing I never thought to put bacon in. And why the heck not?!! Brilliant, Raquel!
Joey Lynn Resciniti (@BTaC_blog)
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!
Becca from It's Yummi!
Ohhh yeah... EVERYTHING is better with bacon! Perfect timing, too... it's in the 40's here in Wisconsin today!