27 Reviews

This is really great Texas chili (no beans allowed). Years ago we used to buy the Wick Fowler's 2 alarm chili mix and I also measured all the ingredients to re-create it without the mix. At the time, my kids were pretty young, and found it a bit too spicy. This chili has to have spice, but I modified it just a bit and they still love it that way today. I add an extra can of tomato sauce, and cut the chili powder to 1/3 cup, cumin to 1 tsp, cayenne red pepper to 1/2 tsp. Try it either way, you'll like it.

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PanNan September 09, 2002

I found this chili quite a few months ago and forgot to review it. It was the first chili I've ever made, and I don't see any reason why it shouldn't also be the last. It is quick, easy, spicy enough for my husband, and mild enough for me. With the addition of kidney beans, it makes an excellent meal; and without them, it makes an awesome hot dog/hamburger chili. I am also planning on making as a dip for a baby shower this weekend. And, if I ever find anywhere else to use a chili, this will be it. Needless to say, I really, really like it. Thanks!

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Ransomed by Fire October 14, 2010

I have been cooking with Wick Fowler's for some time. Now that I found this recipe, I have tweaked it to my liking. Just a teaspoon or two extra of red pepper(depending on how much beer I have in the fridge). I usually make it and take it to work and share with my coworkers. They love it! My wife and kids aren't so crazy about it though, too spicy for them. Too bad, they don't know what they're missing. Makes the best chili I've ever had. I also like to cup up stew meat instead of using ground beef.

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Jim Farrell December 13, 2003

We tried this over the weekend and the kids claim it to be the perfect chili dog chili. In other words, they liked it.

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Mysterygirl October 22, 2002

I love the "Wick Fowler's 2-Alarm Chili" mix, and was looking for a list of ingredients to replicate it at lower cost. Yours is close, but missing a few of the items that come in the box, namely Oregano and Salt. You also replaced the garlic with garlic salt (which probably explains the lack of salt). Disappointing that it's not a true match for the original, but probably makes a decent chili.

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JonathanMurray December 12, 2010

I love this chili, I also add canned chopped tomatoes and canned light red kidney beans. It's the best chili around!!

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ErinLeigh May 02, 2008

This was fast and easy to assemble and cook. I had dinner on the table in a hurry. I made it vegetarian by replacing the meat with black and pinto beans. (Yes I like beans in my chili! LOL!) I cut back a bit on the chili powder and the red pepper. I didn't have the masa harina, so using scissors I minced a corn tortilla and simmered it with all the other ingredients. This was a very flavorful dish that I served with Easy Dinner Rolls. I plan to have chili tacos for lunch today! Thanks for sharing your recipe Kim!

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Junebug March 11, 2007

I've been making wick fowlers recipe for about ten years. I use stew beef and extend the cooking times by several hours. I like it spicy hot, so I add way more red pepper and red pepper flakes.Usually I will chop up several hot peppers and toss those in too. I do add beans though,they go much better with solid meat. I cook this when I'm camping with about 15 hungry men. Nothing but Thank you's and way-to-go's

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campcook January 10, 2003

This was good. I always have those spices on hand so there is no reason to buy the pre-packaged stuff anymore. Thanks!

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StaceyB October 02, 2002

We love this recipe, but I substitute 1lbs of lean beef for stew for 1lbs of the ground hamburger and we add some dark red kidney beans

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2-Alarm Chili