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.
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.
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.
I love this recipe. I have actually made it quite a few times this winter. It is my new chili recipe. Thanks so much.
Awesome Chili and very easy to make. Everyone love it!
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...
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.
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!!
I think this is now our favorite chili recipe The salsa gave it a wonderful flavor. Easy and usually have the ingregients on hand.