Total Time
2hrs 5mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Courtesy of the Oregonian- we make two chilis at my house: one for the vegetarians and one for the meatetarians. Omnivores can just mix. This is also good with the addition of some veggies, such as zucchini or other squashes, carrots, potato, corn, bell peppers, or whatever else you may want to add. Garnish with shredded cheese, sour cream, and/or green onions

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 5-quart pan, warm olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook, uncovered, stirring once or twice, for 10 minutes.
  2. Add ground beef and cook, stirring and breaking up lumps, until meat is evenly crumbled and no longer pink, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in chili powder, cumin, oregano, cocoa, salt, celery seeds, turmeric, cinnamon and red pepper flakes; cook another 3 minutes, stirring often. Stir in tomato juice, beef broth and cornmeal, and bring to a boil.
  4. Lower heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until chili is thick and reduced by one-third, about 1 1/2 hours. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  5. Serve topped with shredded cheese, sour cream and chopped green onions, if desired.


Most Helpful

This was pretty good, I made it for my boyfriend for Father's Day, omitting the onion since he is a strict carnivore. We all went back for seconds, but as one of the other reviewers mentioned, there was a slightly off flavor. My boyfriend thinks is was the cocoa powder, but we're going to play around with it a bit more.

Peera June 19, 2011

We thought this one was just "ok". There was a weird flavor that I couldn't put my finger on but I'm pretty sure it was the cinnamon. This just really didn't taste like chili to us, but we're from Texas so were very specific. I ate a bowl and he ate a bowl, but it didn't make it to left-overville. Sorry. Hubby did think the texture and consistency were great, maybe the flavor is just foreign to us.

Grimm's Restaurant Tales October 04, 2007

I made this with 1-lb ground beef and 1-lb mild italian sausage (it was the only meats I had on hand). Very flavorful and hearty chili. Great for the people who are not keen on lots of tomato.

Aussie-In-California December 29, 2005

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