Frisch’s Chili Recipe: A Homemade Version

Are you a fan of Frisch’s Big Boy restaurants? If so, you’re likely familiar with their delicious chili recipe. Well, look no further because we have a secret recipe for you to recreate at home!

Frisch’s Chili Recipe


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 cans of red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional for added heat)
Frisch's Chili Recipe
Frisch’s Chili Recipe


  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, brown the ground beef over medium-high heat. Drain any excess fat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic to the pot and sauté for a few minutes until softened.
  3. Stir in the kidney beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, chili powder, cumin, salt, black pepper, paprika, and cayenne pepper (if using).
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 30-45 minutes, or until the flavors have melded together and the chili has thickened.
  5. Serve the chili with your choice of toppings, such as shredded cheese, sour cream, and chopped green onions.

This recipe will make about 8 servings of Frisch’s Big Boy Chili that you can enjoy anytime you want to have a taste of your favorite restaurant in your home.

Enjoy your delicious homemade Frisch’s Big Boy Chili!

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