Hi Uncle Bill, This was my first time making chili with chunks of beef(in my case a boneless blade roast), and it was wonderful. I,too, made it the day before so the flavours could meld. Only change I made was to omit the mushrooms- can't envision them in chili, and added some pureed chipotle chiles for a little more depth of heat. Thanks for a great comfort meal ;-).
Really great chili. Left out shrooms and used venison (no one knew). Also did not add the cayenne. Wonderful. :] Thanks for sharing.
Did everything as written, except the mushrooms. Left it on to simmer all day long. Enjoyed it for dinner and the leftovers are going in the freezer for later.
I made this for a chili cook-off. It didn't win-- but boy was it good!!! It makes a whloe lot of chili. My crock pot is only 5 qts, so I ended up having to split half of it into my dutch oven. It has a lot of ingredients, but is not hard to put together. Also, it makes the house smell good while cooking. I started on Friday night- put in the fridge over night- then simmered again all day Saturday for the night time event. Thanks Uncle Bill!
Wow Uncle Bill, it was fantastic. I had a lot of guests and they were all complimenting the chili. I have served it with home-made focaccia, side chicory salad, grated cheddar cheese and sour cream. Thank you very much.
Well Uncle Bill, another wonderful dish. I did halve the recipe though and I used the ground round. It was so delicious. Next time I would simmer it without a cover though to just thicken up a bit more. The flavor was so yummy. Thanks for your posting this great recipe.
This is honestly the best chili I've ever tasted, I am cooking it tonight for the fourth time, and can't wait!
This is one of those recipes that deserves more than five stars! It is, by far, the best chili that I have EVER had, and it is the only chili that I will ever make. Uncle Bill, this recipe exceeded my expectations - even after reading all of the other great reviews.
Uncle Bill, this was fabulous!!!!!!!!!!! The only thing I added was fresh green chile. Yummo!!!!!!!!!
This was some pretty awesome chili. I made it a quadrupled batch (more or less) for my son's football team. It was a hit.