Chili for a Crowd

How do you Feed a Crowd??


I can’t believe our first ever business retreat was this past weekend (and a huge success!!!)

This was totally on our dream board for about a year –

a) to own a house that could host such an event and

b) actually have people come, haha!


Our main goal was to build stronger connections with each other and encourage each other to develop their skills to build their dream job.



With our first retreat under our belts, I’m already looking forward to the next one!! When planning an overnight retreat, of course my first question is… what are we going to eat?? Haha!  It’s starting to get chilly here in North West Arkansas, so my first thoughts went to a great chili!

Work from Home

This got a raving 30 thumbs up from all our guests, so I couldn’t keep it to myself any longer!! Plus, I know there are many occasions where you may need to serve 10-20 people and may be looking for a great chili for a crowd. This recipe easy fed 15 guest and we had some left overs too, so I’m thinking it could serve up to 20.

chili serves 20


4 pounds of ground beef

1 tsp of salt

8 medium onions chopped (about 4 cups)

4 cans (28 oz) of petite diced tomatoes (undrained)

3 cans (14 oz) of red kidney beans (undrained)

1 can (15 oz) of tomato sauce

2 cans of tomato paste

2 McCormick Gluten Free Seasoning Packs

3 tablespoons of chili powder

32 oz of beef broth


Optional Toppings



Tortilla Chips

Corn bread

Sour Cream



  • 1 In 8-quart Dutch oven or stockpot, cook beef and onions over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked and onions are tender; drain.
  • 2 Stir in tomatoes, bean liquid, tomato sauce, seasoning packs, chili powder, and salt, breaking up tomatoes. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer covered 1-2 hours.
  • 3 Stir in beans. Simmer uncovered about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until desired consistency.
  • Serve in bowls with toppings of choice.
  • Enjoy!!


How to build your own business


One of the best perks of our business is being surrounded by families and young adults who are working together to make a difference and help others. It was so great to be able to spend the weekend sharing ideas and any chance I get to see my sister and get paid for it is a bonus!!


Working with Family


What are your favorite recipes for a crowd?

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Angela Parker

Writer & Entrepreneur at Grassfed Mama
My name is Angela. I have been married for 14 years and have two little girls (with another little on the way!) I’m a speech therapist by trade but started my own business from home 4 years ago. I am passionate about healing through nutrition, natural medicines, cooking with whole foods, and natural parenting. I strive to honor God with everything I do.
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