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Best Ever Smoky Bacon, Beef & Bean Chili Recipe For Power, Strength & Happiness | Kitchen Witch Recipes

One large pot of hearty, aura-revitalizing chili coming right up, Witch!

When we think of chili, we’re immediately transported to Mabon. A slight chill in the air, a bonfire, and one of our favorite comfort foods – smoky chili.

This recipe features a beautiful mix of bacon, sauteed onion, your favorite ground meat, kidney beans,  and a little Kitchen Witchery come together to give your meal a little magic.

This recipe is so incredible, filling, and large that you’ll have chili for days, and yes, it reheats very well!

What Is Chili?

Chili is a favorite comfort food that seems to have originated in Texas, though many areas around the US have their own delicious versions.

This meat-packed, smoky stew combines the sweetness of onions, the smokiness of dried chilies, and the rich flavors of beef broth or tomatoes and beer to make a great pot of happiness.

A bowl of chili with shredded cheddar cheese and tortilla chips.

Our favorite part of chili is that it’s fully customizable! 

  • Add it to a bowl of corn chips for Frito Pie.
  • Top it with cheddar cheese.
  • Add sour cream and dip tortilla chips or crackers in it.
  • Garnish a plain bowl with white onion for a fresh crunch.
  • Make chili mac by adding it to boiled elbow macaroni and topping it with shredded cheese.

Whether you decide to use ground chuck roast, lean ground beef, ground turkey, or tofu, this chili recipe is packed with warm, comforting flavors.

PS: Our favorite toppings are sour cream, green onions, and cheddar cheese! You can’t add enough sweetness, smoothness, and protection to a Witch Kitchen meal.

What Is Kitchen Witchcraft?

Kitchen Witchcraft is the metaphysical practice of working with the natural energies of what you’re cooking and using them to heal or manifest change.

When we read about “potions” and “elixirs,” these are usually foods that have intention cooked into them!

Why Is This Recipe For Power, Strength & Happiness?

Many of the ingredients in this classic chili recipe resonate with power, strength, and happiness: 

  • White onions & yellow onions: vitality, strength, good health, and protection
  • Bacon: longevity
  • Chili powder: power, vitality, longevity
  • Oregano: strength, healing, happiness
  • Beer: happiness

You get the idea! Don’t worry; we’ve listed all of the magical properties of the ingredients in our favorite bean chili recipe below!

Recipe: Best Ever Smoky Bacon, Beef & Bean Chili Recipe For Power, Strength & Happiness

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What Do You Top Chili With?

Chili is so amazing on its own, but we all know a Kitchen Witch loves making things their own! 

So, try topping it with: 

  • Fresh white, green, or yellow onion.
  • Hot sauce or cayenne pepper for a little extra heat.
  • Thinly sliced garlic.
  • Grated cheddar cheese.
  • A dollop of beer cheese, sour cream, or Greek yogurt.
  • Flaked smoked salt.

How do you like your chili? Tell us below!

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