I normally don’t use pre-packaged seasoning mixes and I prefer fresh over canned, but this is my family’s favorite recipe for chili with ingredients from Aldi. It’s the style of chili I grew up with, more soup-like with a rich and savory tomato broth, beef and beans. This really hits the spot when the weather turns cool and crisp. Add a batch of homemade cornbread and supper is ready!
Chili a la’ Aldi
1 large sweet yellow onion, diced
2-3 tbsp olive oil
1 lb ground beef
1 tsp Kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp granulated garlic
2 – 15.5 oz cans Dakota’s Pride mild chili beans, undrained
1 – 46 oz bottle tomato juice
1 package Stonemill Original Chili Seasoning mix
1 tbsp honey
• In a large pot sauté the diced onion in olive oil until just tender. Season with Kosher salt, black pepper and granulated garlic.
• Add the ground beef and brown until no longer pink.
• Add the undrained chili beans, the entire bottle of tomato juice, the package of Stonemill Original Chili Seasoning mix and honey. Stir to combine.
• Bring just to a boil then reduce heat to a low simmer. Simmer for 30-45 minutes. Serve with cornbread and your favorite toppings.