Just made this for dinner, its great.
There are so many different chili recipes. I liked this one because it used beer, cumin, chili powder and chicken bouillon. I was right. There was tons of flavor. I did add a touch of liquid smoke and reduced the jalapeno peppers. I would put both jalapeno peppers next time. I will trust the recipe next time! This for me was the chili recipe I was looking for with great ingredients and clear instructions. Thank you Boca Pat for taking the time and posting this absolutely awesome chili recipe!
UPDATE: 1.13.10 - this is the only chili recipe I use (since 2004)and I get rave reviews every time. Also, my boyfriend is now my husband so it must have been great! Thanks again for this great recipe! This chili was so easy to make and it was so yummy! We made for Sunday football and my boyfriend sais it was hands down the best chili he ever had! Thanks...will defnately use again! We cut out the celery due to the fact we are not big fans and it was the best chili!
I toned this chili recipe right down so I would have varied heat for the 6 Zaar chili recipes to be served up on the weekend. Only used 1 tbsp chilii powder, and 1/2 tbsp cumin and only had 1 jalapeno. I am sure folks will enjoy it.
Fantastic chili! I was a little nervous when I first put it all together in the crockpot and had a little taste, but after cooking for 6 hours the flavors had blended beautifully. We all agreed it had layers of flavor - just what you want in a really excellent chili. I added a bit of cayenne pepper, garlic powder and paprika at the end of cooking for a little kick. It made a full gallon of chili so I'll freeze some to enjoy another time.
My husband said this was the best chili I have ever made! My son couldn't get enough! Very good recipe! I will be definitely making this again. We had a little bit of bad weather yesterday, and chili sounded so good, but my husband hates my chili. So, I went searching, and came up with your recipe. He was very suprised, and grateful. Thanks!
For a while now, I've been making Cincinnati chili, white chili, corn and black bean chili, etc. So last week when we had a cool day and I said I was in the mood for chili, my family said, "PLEASE make regular chili!" lol So I decided to try this one. I made it just as written, except I left out the celery, and it was deemed the perfect "regular chili." Thanks for posting--it's a keeper!
I just made this chili today. I followed the directions exactly except i used habeneros instead of jalpenos, I wanted more heat. All I can say is this recipe deserves its name. AWESOME
A wonderful chili recipe, thanks Pat. I substituted the celery for some fresh corn - only because I didn't have the celery - and everyone loved this. It makes a lot of chili so there were plenty of leftovers. Yum.
Great recipe! My chili-loving DH raved over it. Even I am a bowl full and I do not like chili at all ~ so it must be good! I made the recipe just as posted except I used 1 can of beans instead of two. Very nice flavor ~ as the poster says it's just right. The recipe makes alot so it's great for a party! Thanks for posting this keeper!