There's nothing like chili to warm the soul on a cold winter night. Whether it's fresh new ingredients, or last night's leftovers stirred together, the Amish have many different ways of making delicious chili.

Amish Bowl of Chili Amish Bowl of Chili

Here's an Amish recipe that will serve 8-10 people.


  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1 cup of elbow macaroni
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1 can of kidney beans (light)
  • 1 can of pinto beans
  • 1 can of chili beans
  • 24 oz. can of tomato sauce of juice
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt
  • 2 tsp. taco seasoning
  • 2 tsp. chili powder


Amish Pot of Chili

Brown the ground beef in a frying pan. Add the onions and taco seasoning.

In a 6-quart stockpot, mix the beans, corn, tomato sauce, and the remaining seasonings together. Heat on low.

Boil the macaroni on the side and mix it in with the rest of the chili in the stockpot, once the chili is done.

When the ground beef is browned, drain the oil away, and add the hamburger to the stockpot.

Mix everything in the stockpot. You may also add cheddar cheese and sour cream to suit your taste. Your soul-warming chili is now ready to serve. Eat it as is (my personal favorite), or add broken saltine crackers or cornbread and feast to your heart's content!