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It is a pretty average chili. It was easy to make. I used ground beef instead. Overall it is good chili recipe.

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Speck42 January 06, 2011

I was using up some beef I had leftover and came across this recipe. I was really getting tired of eating all my excess beef UNTIL I tried this recipe! This was a wonderful chili, and normally I would much prefer ground beef in my chili- not any more! It took about 9 hours in my crock pot (6 on low and 3 on high-my pot takes forever to cook!). At the end my beef was tender (but still in cubes) so I broke it up with a potato masher, giving me the texture I wanted. Thanks Mary, for this super recipe! Roxygirl

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Roxygirl in Colorado February 23, 2009

This chili is awesome though I tinkered with the recipe a bit.Instead of steak I used groun sirloin, instead of black beans I used kidney beans and instead of green pepper I used fresh jalapenos(We are Texans after all).The spice combo was perfection.I also cooked it on the stove at a slow heat for 3 hours instead of the crockpot.Everyone thought this was the best chili ever.

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gumyrocks2 January 03, 2005

I like to use both ground beef & steak. So good!

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Roxin February 11, 2012

I prepared this exactly as was written, and it turned out great! Both my 4 year old and 10 month old enjoyed it, so it is definitely kid friendly. My husband wanted an extra kick in his, so he added jalapeno peppers to his bowl. Delicious!!!

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iParkers October 25, 2009

Hubby and I liked this chili. I had never used beef cubes to make chili before, and it was a good change. I cut the recipe in half, but that was the only change I made. I guess we must like our chili hotter than most because this did not have enough heat for us. Oh I did make one addition, I added 4 cloves of garlic. I would make this again, I would just do more chili powder and more cumin for that smoky taste. Thanks!

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TexasKelly January 28, 2008

This is the best chili I've ever tasted. Hands down. Instead of using all 2lbs stewing beef I substituted 1.5lbs sirloin steak (chopped) and 0.5lobs stew beef. Excellent!!!

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Chris F September 15, 2007

Wow!!! Talk about comfort food!!! My DH loved it, and is raving to everyone he knows about how wonderful it was!!!I also added some whole kernel sweet corn to the mix, along with spicy chili beans!! Will be making this again, and thanks for posting, Mary!!!!!!

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Mrs. Gottrocks February 26, 2007

This was fantastic. I also used ground beef and added some red pepper flakes for a little kick. I used one can of black beans and one of kidney beans.

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JessNE February 15, 2007

I prepared this recipe exactly as stated and it was fabulous! Looks and tastes great. It makes alot so I served it with chedder cheese and sour cream the first night and over white rice the second night. I will make this again.

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Sue in Indy February 17, 2005
Crock Pot Steak and Black Bean Chili