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    Chili With a Twist

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    Total Time:

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    1 hr 50 mins

    20 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    FLUFFSTER's Note:

    This recipe gives you the choice of ground meats or cubed meats For the ground meat type, after browning the ground beef, just drain it, toss the stick of butter in, and continue on with the recipe.The butter makes the chili, believe me. The beans are up to you as to which type and how many you want. I use a combination. Honestly, this whole recipe consists of brown the meat, and just dump the other ingredients in! That's it! Times will vary between the cubed meats and the ground meats.You can put the bean mixture in the pan that you cooked the ground meats in . It's up to you to put the types of beans that you like in this.Times will vary as well as quantity. If you are going to make the single batch, I recommend that you use the little cans of beans, I think they are probably 4-6 oz., and that way you can use pintos, black, kidney or a combo of them.

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    To make the Bean Mixture

    To make using the cubed meat

    • 3/4 lb top sirloin steak, cubed
    • 1/4 lb pork, cubed (I use pork butt, great flavor and fairly inexpensive)
    • 1/2 cup butter

    To make using the ground meat


    1. 1
      To make the bean mixture:.
    2. 2
      Combine all of the bean ingredients in medium saucepan.
    3. 3
      To make using the cubed meat:.
    4. 4
      Saute meat in the butter til all pink is gone .
    5. 5
      Add the meat to the bean mixture, cover and simmer for 1 hour and 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    6. 6
      Add beer and simmer for 5 more minutes.
    7. 7
      To make using the the ground meat:.
    8. 8
      Saute the ground meat til all pink is gone. Drain meat, place back in pot.
    9. 9
      Add stick of butter, add this to the bean mixture, cover and let simmer for 40 minutes.
    10. 10
      Add the beer.
    11. 11
      Continue to simmer 5 more minutes.
    12. 12
      9/14/2014 Note: McCormick's has discontinued making their Mexican seasoning. I just use Taco Bell's packet of Taco Seasoning. Just be sure to use a good quality seasoning.
    13. 13

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 15, 2011

      Sounds a lot like my wife's chili which is very good. She doesn't use any black beans though. Warning though! Alcohol (even beer) takes an hour or more to cook out (maybe several hours depending on amount, altitude, and if you want 0.0%). So cook carefully!

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    • on December 28, 2009


      This made a nice hearty supper on a cold cold winter's night. I took LIG's comment about using the McCormick's chili blend of seasoning in place of the mexican seasoning. (which I didn't have.) I also used canned tomatoes from the garden in place of the crushed tomatoes in puree. B/c of the seasoning packet I reduced the amount of the other seasonings. One can of light kidney beans was used along with 3/4 lb.s hamburg and 1/4 lb. ground sausage. I made this early enough in the day to let the flavors marry in the fridge b/f heating thru. Very very good.~ Made for KK's Chef's pick.

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    • on December 20, 2009


      Fabulous chili! I made this using the ground meat option. I couldn't find the Mexican seasoning, so I contacted the chef and she said to use McCormick's chili seasoning (from one of those packets). It seemed to work perfectly, because the flavor of the chili was divine! The chef also suggested using a very good quality chili powder. Please makes a big impact on this chili recipe! The only thing I did differently was to use more beans than stated. I ended up using one 15 oz. can of dark red kidney beans and one 15 oz. can of pinto beans. I will definitely be making this chili recipe again. Maybe next time I'll even try it with the cubed meat! Thank you for posting this great recipe! ~Made for KK's Forum Chef Pick~ P.S. As you can see from the photo, I opted to top mine with some shredded cheese, chopped onions and a dollop of sour cream. :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Chili With a Twist

    Serving Size: 1 (496 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 726.1
    Calories from Fat 424
    Total Fat 47.2 g
    Saturated Fat 25.2 g
    Cholesterol 149.4 mg
    Sodium 738.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 46.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 15.9 g
    Sugars 2.0 g
    Protein 33.3 g

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    Mexican seasoning

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