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Coca-Cola Chili Recipe

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Sit back with the ultimate comfort food indulge in a big bowl of Coca Cola Chili! 

Thick and rich in flavor. 

The coca-cola adds a depth of flavor (don’t worry, it doesn’t taste like cola.

This Coca Cola Chili can be made on a stovetop or in a slow cooker. 

Perfect for those crisp nights. 

Make a big batch and tailgate and feed hungry game watchers. 

It might be your signature pot luck dish after you try it and find out how easy it is.

Love and food seem to go hand in hand and my family finds this Coca Cola Chili Recipe to be their comfort food.

I grew up close to my grandmother.

I simply called her “Grandma”.

She is a tiny woman, standing no more than four-foot-nine, but if you ask her she will tell you she is five feet even.

Her hair is white, depending on which child you ask, they will tell you her hair is whiter than Albus Dumbledore, or Khaleesi, or Elsa’s from Frozen.

My children call her Charlotte the Great.

My older children grew up across the street and two houses up from her.

They ate breakfast at our house and would rush down to Charlotte the Great’s before school to savor her homemade tomato juice with fresh out of the oven bread.

It was Charlotte the Great’s cooking that made them all love her “to the moon and back”.

Each placing a pie flavor or request for her famous sticky buns before school, in hopes, she’d make it before they returned.

As summer morphs into Fall, today my daughter came to me to share how much she misses Charlotte the Great.

I knew just how to give her a bit of the little woman.

I took her to the kitchen and shared with her how I remember Charlotte the Great putting up tomatoes, or making dill pickles.

We remembered how small she was and I shared that when she remodeled her kitchen, I had asked why she didn’t lower her cabinets and counter to suit her; she replied, “I’ve managed all these years, I didn’t think about my height being an issue.”

We talked about how she could take nothing and make a meal for royalty.

My kiddos love this Coca-Chili Recipe.

It’s easy to make and you can add more or less spice to kick it up a notch or tone it down a tad, depending on your taste preference.

My secret is I make it one day in advance.

Then I put it in the refrigerator overnight and give all the flavors time to blend.

It’s also tasty right out of the pan immediately after cooking!

coca cola chili recipe with farmer's pantry cornbread crips

 

Coca-Cola Chili Recipe Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

1 pound ground beef

1 medium onion, chopped

4 stalks celery, chopped

1 can (15-ounces) Tomato Sauce

1 can (14.5 ounces) beef broth

2 Tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin

2 teaspoons paprika

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 can (15-ounces) kidney beans, drained

1 cup Coca-Cola

1 tsp. hot pepper sauce (adjust to taste)

Salt and Black Pepper, to taste

Coca-Cola Chili Recipe Directions:

Cook beef, onion, and celery over medium-high heat until meat is browned and onions are translucent.

Drain excess fat

Add tomato sauce

Add beef broth

Add chili powder

add paprika

Add cumin

Stir well.

Bring mixture to a boil over high heat.

Reduce heat and let simmer 20-minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally.

Stir in beans

Stir in Coca-Cola

Add hot pepper sauce

Continue to simmer 10-15 minutes.

Season to taste with salt and pepper

Garnish to taste (we like onions, fresh diced tomatoes, and sour cream).

Serve with cornbread or Pantry Fresh Cornbread Crisps

coca cola chili recipe

coca cola chili recipe

Coca-Cola Chili Recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This Coca-Cola Chili is the perfect bowl of comfort. It's thick and full of beans, meat and flavor. It’s got a kick of sass and a little sweetness.

Ingredients

  • 1Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 can (15-ounces) Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) beef broth
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can (15-ounces) kidney beans, drained
  • 1 cup Coca-Cola
  • 1 tsp. hot pepper sauce (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and Black Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook beef, onion, and celery over medium-high heat until meat is browned and onions are translucent.
  2. Drain excess fat
  3. Add tomato sauce
  4. Add beef broth
  5. Add chili powder
  6. add paprika
  7. Add cumin
  8. Stir well.
  9. Bring mixture to a boil over high heat.
  10. Reduce heat and let simmer 20-minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally.
  11. Stir in beans
  12. Stir in Coca-Cola
  13. Add hot pepper sauce
  14. Continue to simmer 10-15 minutes.
  15. Season to taste with salt and pepper
  16. Garnish to taste (we like onions, fresh diced tomatoes, and sour cream)

Notes

Serve with cornbread or Pantry Fresh Cornbread Crisps

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 333Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 588mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 4gSugar: 11gProtein: 25g

The Nutritional Information may not be accurate.

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Martin

Sunday 24th of September 2017

I love chili, this recipe sounds interesting. Amounts of cumin and paprika to be added isn't in the list of ingredients though.

Julee

Sunday 24th of September 2017

Yikes! Thank you for catching that. I have updated the recipe to reflect the measurements.

Jerry Marquardt

Monday 18th of September 2017

I would definitely would love to try the Coca-Cola Chili recipe. I think it is a great plate, of which it's on my menu later in the week.

Julee

Tuesday 19th of September 2017

Let me know how you like it. You're going to be amazed at how easy it is.

Cynthia R

Wednesday 6th of September 2017

I've been thinking about chili today, it's on my mind, should try this new recipe out.

Julee

Wednesday 6th of September 2017

You should! It's easy and really good!

Keri justice

Wednesday 6th of September 2017

This sounds delicious and it's almost soup weather here in Ohio! Can't wait to give it a try.

Julee

Wednesday 6th of September 2017

It's perfect for rainy days. Bundle up!

Dana Rodriguez

Wednesday 6th of September 2017

We really love home made chili but I have never heard of making it this was. Thanks for the delcious recipe!

Julee

Wednesday 6th of September 2017

If you make it, let me know how you like it. It's a favorite at our house.

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