This was just OK for us. I followed the recipe as written other then I used white kidney beans instead of red as that is what I had on hand. We thought this was really tomatoey for us. I think it was the tomato paste. We also thought it could have used a lot more seasoning. We didn't think it had a chili taste at all. I might try this again with my chili and top with the hash browns and cheese. Made for Spring PAC 2009.
Thanks for posting this! You saved me the trouble of transcribing it myself. :o) I LOVED this. I used Pomi brand chopped tomatoes, which I think is a MUST. I also didn't have tomato paste (oops, thought I did) so I used about 8 ounces of canned tomato sauce. I also used a lot more chili powder because I like things spicy. This was SOOO good! That Rachel Ray is always thinking!
This is very good. I didn't use the kidney beans because I don't like them, so I used a can of chili beans instead. I hate throwing out a can of tomato paste, so I just used the whole can. I used 2 lbs of meat because thats how we freeze it. This was helpful since I'm feeding a big family anyways. Oh I also added celery because we really like it in our chili. I wasn't sure if the hasbrowns were still supposed to be frozen when you put it together, so mine we left on the counter for about 30 minutes before we made this. It took about 45 minutes to get browned, but it was likely that we had so much more than the recipe called for. It is a very good dish that lends itself to any changes you might want for your own personal tastes. The men in the family loved every bite. This is a definite Man Food. Made and Reviewed for Photo Tag - Thanks! :)
I made this for dinner last night. It was good, and my husband loved it -- but he loves any type of chili meal -- but it wasn't my favorite. The chili was a bit thin. I made hashbrowns from scratch -- thank goodness for my Kitchenaid mix with grater attachment. I will definitely use this idea again, but next time, I think I will use my normal chili recipe (Chili Con Carne Chili Con Carne) for the chili part.
I saw this on the show today and looked so good and easy that I immediately had to look up the recipe! I was getting ready to post it when I saw this one. I can't wait to make this!