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Good, but fairly spicy for me!!! Has lots of good chili flavor though!

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Indiana Nurse November 10, 2002

Excellent chili recipe, although the 5 minute prep is more like 35. Also, this makes a LOT of chili. I could barely fit all of this in my pot. My variations include the following:

1) Use extra lean ground beef and do NOT drain the fat
2) Get rid of the yucky canned beans liquid
3) Use a 29 oz can of crushed tomatoes instead of tomato sauce
4) Use 2 cups of Trader Joes beef bouillon instead of water
5) Skip the salt altogether
6) Use 1 Jalapeno instead of 2 green chilis
7) Add 2 green peppers chopped, 4 cloves of garlic, and 1 pound sliced sweet sausage (browned first to facilitate cutting)
8) After browning the meats and cooking the vegetables, I transferred everything into a slow cooker for 3 hours of more uniform cooking on high.

It was delicious -- definitely not too spicy for my wife's delicate palette. For me, I added hot sauce in my separate bowl. Enjoy!!

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Deuxfesses December 27, 2010

By far one of the best child's that I have eaten. I added a can of drained corn at the end and drained the bean juice. My kids and husband loved it. Made cornbread along with it.

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Posiespocketbook January 01, 2014

I love this recipe!! I have made it at least 20 times and shared it with many people. I have yet to have anyone not love it. My only change, is that I use canned tomatoes with the liquid instead of tomato sauce and fresh tomatoes.

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SNagel November 27, 2011

Really good but a little spicy for me! I halved all the spices. Another time I halved the chili powder and subbed curry powder for cumin. It was a nice, sweeter spice. I added mushrooms and left out the peppers and celery. Yum! Best thing is, it's impossible to screw up.

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MissingWhiteWings August 03, 2009

Easy to make and tastes great. Use less water and it'll be done even faster. (though the slow cook is good for the beans)

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Kraiz February 22, 2009

superb recipe. So easy and tastes brilliant :)

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Katticus November 25, 2008

Delicious, easy, economical, and makes a whole lot. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I like to have leftovers to use on busy nights. I work full time and go to school, so this recipe is a hit for me and my crazy schedule. :)

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Amber of AZ April 14, 2008

it was great chili i also added i clove garlic 1 med bell pepper and some celery and every one loved it ty

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BigBarno March 08, 2008

With all that turkey leftovers we used the turkey instead of ground beef. We didn't add the 2 cups of water and I only used 1/2 the liquid from the kidney beans and pinto beans. I made cornbread using this Corn Muffin recipe http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Best-Ever-Corn-Muffins/Detail.aspx and my three men loved the meal!

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Aut November 24, 2007
Chili Con Carne With Beans