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Gaines Family Chili

From Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines
Servings 6 people


  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Large White Onion finely chopped
  • 2 pds Ground Beef
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • (2) 10 oz Cans Diced Tomatoes
  • (2) 26 oz Cans Southwestern-Style Beans undrained
  • 1 bag Fritos
  • 2 cups Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese


  • In a large soup pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and cook until translucent. This should take about 8 minutes
  • Add ground beef and a few dashes of salt and pepper for taste. Stir to break up and cook until all the pink is gone. 6-7 minutes
  • Sit in tomatoes and beans with their juices. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat, and then simmer again. Stir occasionally for about 30 minutes.
  • Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Transfer chili to bowls and top with crushed fritos and cheddar cheese. Enjoy!