Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

This recipe was clipped out of a magazine. A non-traditional version of chili that I thought was delicious. You can adjust the amount of spiciness to your taste. I prefer mine mild to moderately spicy. Add cayenne, red pepper flakes, or hot sauce if you prefer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add ground beef, onion, and garlic to a large pot; cook over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, stirring to crumble up the meat; drain well.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients except the kidney beans.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Cover and lower heat; simmer for 2 hours.
  5. Add in kidney beans; stir.
  6. Cover and cook 30 minutes; adjust seasoning to taste.


Most Helpful

Holy cow!! This is sooo good! I added sliced mushrooms and diced jalepanos in with the onions and needed about 1 c water. I was a little concerned in the beginning that there wouldn't be enough liquid, but after the eggplant cooked down and released all its juice, the chili was the perfect consistancy. I simmered for about an hour and a half instead of 2 hours. Did not need flour or sugar. Using 93% ground beef or ground turkey, it's 5 WW PPV for 6 servings. 8 PPV for 4 GENEROUS servings. This will definitely be a staple in my menu rotation!

Amy020 August 11, 2011

we loved this! i wanted to make chili, and i had an eggplant that needed to be used today! i typed in eggplant chili. it was great! i made it exactly as written. this is a keeper! thanks, ratherbeswimmin'!

dozey doats November 18, 2007

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