17 Reviews

I was afraid that this would get criticism from DH and DS for all the beans - 29oz is A LOT of beans, but they didnt' even mention it. They loved it, and I thought it was good - loved the slightly sweet taste (maybe from the salsa?). I did make several modifications because I didn't have all the same ingredients: I used 1 can kidney and 1 can black beans because I didn't have a 29 oz or 2 cans kidney, I used 1 can (28.5 oz) of whole tomatoes instead of the stewed and sauce, and I added 1 tsp cumin because I cannot imagine chili w/o cumin. For cooking, I did not strain the fat off the hambuger/onion mixture because I didn't use any added fat. I did appreciate that this is a low fat recipe. Update Jan2012 - I have been using Morningstar Farms crumblers as the beef in this recipe (add it after sauteing the veggies), and it brings down the cal/fat even more, but tastes just as good! For a 1c serving it's only 178 calories and 3.7g of fat.

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WorkingMom2three January 13, 2012

This is a great chili recipe. My son, who doesn't like spicy foods, didn't think it was too spicy. I used medium salsa instead of hot or mild. I also substituted the salt for 1 can V8 juice, and added a drained can of corn (which lends a nice touch of color). I will make this again.

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Finicky January 04, 2012

I added some cooked wheat berries to it for added nutritional value and put everything into the crock pot on high for about 3.5 hours. Very good recipe.

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Provl8dy in training October 22, 2009

I love this recipe. I have actually made it quite a few times this winter. It is my new chili recipe. Thanks so much.

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Taxi Mom March 04, 2008

Awesome Chili and very easy to make. Everyone love it!

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Linda in Wood Dale , IL January 20, 2008

Making two batches for party tonight on Halloween, It has been cooking for almost 2 hours and it is awesome chili!! Don't miss this recipe...

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Defibjoe October 31, 2006

We really enjoyed this chili. I used 1/2 the amount of kidney beans. The salsa is a new ingredient for me in chili, I found it to be a great addition.

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flgolfgirl August 14, 2006

This was great chili!!I made one change .I had to swap out the chili powder for approx.1/2 tbl cumin because of allergies of one of the guest..Turned out perfect!! Everyone loved it..We will be using this recipe from now on.. Thanks Carol!!

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Lene2 April 13, 2006

I think this is now our favorite chili recipe The salsa gave it a wonderful flavor. Easy and usually have the ingregients on hand.

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PattyLouise March 26, 2006
Fabulous Chili Con Carne With Beans