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Coke Chili

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Coke Chili
2008-07-25 Main Dish
5 102

This ground beef chili with red beans and tomatoes and tomato puree has a can of "pop" added for fun and interest.

  • Servings: 6-8


1 lb Ground Beef
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Chili Powder
½ tsp Cumin
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 tsp Fresh Garlic, finely chopped
1 Large Onion, chopped
1 cup Celery, chopped
1 Green Pepper, chopped
1× 14.5 oz can Tomato Puree
2× 14.5 oz cans Diced Tomatoes
2 Empty Cans Water
Few Drops Tabasco Sauce, to taste
1 can Red Beans, drained
1 can Chili Beans
1× 12 oz. can Coca-cola or Other Cola


Brown ground beef and set aside. Add olive oil to pan and heat. Add onion, celery, peppers and saute. When softened, add garlic. Reduce heat so garlic doesn't scorch. Add back ground beef, tomatoes, water, cola, spices, tabasco and beans. Cover and simmer about 1 hour.

Helpful Tips:

I like to freeze leftovers in individual serving sizes. The kids like to warm it up after school or when they are "on their own" for supper. One fun variation is to serve the chili as a sauce over cooked noodles.