How to Make Flatlander Chili at Home

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Julbi Pandoh
Julbi is a Punjab native who enjoys nothing better than making something special from a bunch of ingredients for her husband and daughter. This is what she loves to do and no one can deny the fact how much a Punjabi loves food. And we can see that in Julbi’s enthusiasm for food.

Cooking a favorite family meal is always a matter of thought for me. Every member of the family has its tastes and preferences. Keeping everyone in mind makes me in a dilemma often. What to cook and what not is always a question that ponders my mind. How about you there? Are you experiencing the same? Well, then I have come up with a solution for you.

The one recipe on which I rely upon in such a situation is Flatlander Chili.
Flatlander Chili is a dish made with beef and red beans with herbs. Chili is a Mexican cuisine of spicy stew made of chili peppers, tomatoes and beans with meat or vegetables. It is an easy recipe and makes a great hearty meal on any rainy day or cold day.

I can vouch for this recipe as I have tried and tested it to be a family favorite. You can make this dish in your kitchen and make it a happy meal. So take a look at the recipe and give it a try.

Ingredients for Flatlander Chili

Lean Ground Beef2 pounds
Tomato Juice1 can / 46 ounce fluid
Tomato Sauce1 can / 29 ounce
Onion1 ½ cups
Celery½ cup
Green Bell Pepper¼ cup
Chili Powder¼ cup
Cumin2 teaspoons
Garlic Powder1 ½ teaspoons
Salt1 teaspoon
Black Pepper (grounded)½ teaspoon
Oregano Dried½ teaspoon
White Sugar½ teaspoon
Cayenne Pepper1/8 teaspoon
Red Beans (canned, drained and rinsed)2 cups

It is your preference whether you want to add meat or vegetables to the chili. If you want vegetables, then you can replace beef with the vegetables of your choice. It is an easy recipe and will not be time consuming. The ingredients are easy to fetch from any supermarket. Before cooking it up, let’s see how much time it will take to cook it up.

How Much Time Will It Take?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
15 minutes1 hour 30 minutes1 hour 45 minutes

You can indulge in this cuisine in more than an hour. Do follow the instructions step by step to achieve the perfect taste.

Flatlander Chili

Flatlander Chili recipe
  1. Take a large deep skillet. Add ground beef to it and cook it over medium-high flame until it turns brown. Once cooked, drain the beef and crumble it.
  2. In a large pan, add all the ingredients and bring them to a boil. 
  3. After a boil, reduce the flame to a minimum for approximately ½ hour to 1 hour with occasional stirring. 
  4. Serve hot. 

It is an easy recipe with easy cooking steps. Time consuming part is to cook the meat. But in the end, when the Flatlander Chili is prepared, it’ll be all worth it.

Nutritional Breakdown of Flatlander Chili


How to Make Flatlander Chili at Home | Video

A warm bowl of Flatlander Chili is a perfect meal. If you prefer step-by-step instructions of the recipe, watch the video I have added to make it easier to use.

Video by Allrecipes

Can’t wait to begin with the recipe? Try it and share your reviews in the comment section. Just in case you have any queries related to the recipe, you can ask your questions in the comment section. If you liked this recipe, do share it with your family and friends. Bon Appetite!

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