Falen’s One-Pot Chili Recipe

April 30, 2020

This recipe was submitted by Falen Savage, volunteer team lead on our ‘One Pot’ food security program at The AIDS Network as a part of our A Taste at Home campaign.


2 cans of crushed tomatoes

1 can of diced tomatoes

Half can of tomato paste

2 cans of red kidney beans

2 cans of 6 bean blend

1 can of black beans

1 can of corn

Half a diced white onion

Half a stalk of diced celery

2 diced peppers, 1 red 1 green

5lbs of ground beef (can be left out for veggie folks)

1 cup of chili spice

Half cup of ground cumin

Tablespoon of cayanne

1 tablespoon salt



Brown ground beef in a pan, drain of fat and add onion to sweat them down. Then add other chopped vegetables to mixture, cook until getting softer but not total mush. In a large pot, mix all canned ingredients together with what you had in the pan (except corn) and bring to a hard simmer, mixing in spices. Cook for a good half hour to 45 minutes 7 until your house smells amazing and eat it with many a bread


While we may not be able to come together for an evening of great food and supporting our cause, great food can still bring us together, and so we are sharing with you the favourite recipes of our team, volunteers and community partners! Over the next few weeks we will be adding to this virtual cookbook to help inspire you in your own kitchen, and we hope our A Taste at Home campaign bring you the comfort these recipes bring our contributors. While we may be physically distant, we can still come together in a spirit of sharing and giving.

If you are enjoying our recipes and you are able at this time, please consider making a donation to The AIDS Network. Fundraising is a crucial component in our ability to provide programs and services to our most vulnerable clients. Food security programs are especially necessary in this difficult time, and are wholly supported by fundraising dollars. You can make a donation through our Canada Helps page. To find out more about the campaign and to see other recipes, visit www.aidsnetwork.ca/a-taste-at-home