6 Reviews

Great idea! Very tasty. I made one with beef and one with just beans (used a mixture of black, pinto and kidney beans). Nice and spicy and the bread is great - I'm going to try it on its own! Next time I need to spread it thicker because I ended up with too much bread on top of the chili once it baked. Thanks for posting!

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pattikay in L.A. March 03, 2009

My stove wasn't working, so I prepared the dough in my ABM, cooked the filling on top of my one camping gas ring, and let it cool, and eventually cooked the completed dish in my convection microwave! My braiding could probably use a little work, but the finished product was delicious, and the family were all Wowed, something very different! I also probably added more cheese that stipulated, and because the youngsters don't like kidney beans, I used a can of baked beans. I served carrots and green bean sides, made some gravy to pour on top, and we feasted! Thanks, Lainey! :D

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Karen Elizabeth February 09, 2009

We loved this so much that I made it two times in a row! My husband is very picky so I skipped the beans and added cheese con queso prior to braiding it. The whole family was oohing and aahing all the way through dinner and into the night! Great recipe! Thanks for posting and thanks to TOH!

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The Domestic Diva January 31, 2009

What a unique way to eat chili! I especially loved how the dough turned out. I think next time I'll make a thick pot pie mixture as a filling. It does take some time to make this ... and mine didn't turn out very pretty ... : ) But it really was good. My family gave it 4 stars!

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Gunslinger's Wife May 29, 2008

We loved this! :) I subbed pinto beans for the kidney beans and put cheese both over and under the filling when assembling the loaf (rather than just on top). I didn't measure the cheese, but probably used extra. I used the KitchenAid to knead the dough and did add quite a bit of extra flour, but I always expect to make flour adjustments when preparing yeast doughs. I made sure the meat mixture simmered until it was quite thick to avoid the possibility of any excess liquid making the bottom soggy. The loaf came out beautiful and delicious, and we enjoyed it very much. Thank you for posting!

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GaylaJ January 09, 2008

This is like eating a bowl of chili to go! :) I love TOH and look forward to every issue for simple ideas using things I already have on hand that I don't have to go out and buy special for. It's a wonderful soft bread dough and the filling can easily be changed to suit your tastes for spices. I've even used chili seasoning and skipped the others with tasty results. I've made this several times for us as well as potlucks for my husbands work and it disappears quickly. A little time consuming, but well worth the effort! Its great hot or cold! :) Thanks Lainey! :)

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Breezytoo June 06, 2007
Beef and Bean Braid