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This is a great recipe. It was extremely easy to make. Both of my picky eaters ate it. My husband liked it so much he told me that I need to use this recipe from now on when making chili.

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S. McCormick January 16, 2003

I made this chili and entered it in the chili contest on my job and won first place. It was really easy to put together. I actually made to batches. I liked them both but on the second one I used a portion of the salt to season the beef as it was cooking. This made a difference in the final taste.

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Chef Lee Cecilia October 07, 2010

This is my new go-to chili. It's so easy and delicious... really hits the spot. I substituted 2 cans of crushed tomatoes for the tomato juice and sauce, and it was perfect. Thanks for sharing!!

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PennyLane22 September 27, 2010

Awesome chili Anita! I did make a few changes due to my personal taste and what I had in my pantry...I omitted the oil, added a couple of dashes of celery seed and doubled the garlic. I only had a 10 oz can of Rotel and a 15 oz can of tomato sauce. I had no tomato juice so I subbed half a Red Stripe (Hooray Beer!). I'm sure it's equally as delicious as written. :)

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MaryJane74 July 19, 2010

My search for a good chili is finally over! I wasn't sure the perfect chili was out there until I found yours. I did however double the spices because we love the extra chili flavor. I also added mushrooms and assorted bell peppers. The leftovers are excellent for nachos and freeze nicely.

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goyeabean December 17, 2010

This is a great recipe! I made it for my office. I did put a tbsp more salt and 16 oz of tomato juice. Very good! Lot of compliments Thanks

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kjbramlett November 04, 2010

Tripled the recipe and it came out GREAT! The longer it sits the better it gets. Thanks so much for posting!

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Lucky in Bayview October 24, 2010

Really, really good. I made it as written except I didn't use oil to fry meat. I didn't have tomato juice so I substituted bloody mary mix. I also added 1 1/2 TB brown sugar as someone else suggested. It's my new chili recipe - replacing the one I've made for years. Thank you!

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Pjs September 22, 2010

My Husband and I loved this chili !!! Delicious ! I used 2 lbs ground beef. I left out the cayenne pepper because I didn't have any. I also substituted 1 large can of tomato puree for the tomato sauce and juice. It worked out beautifully. Thank you !

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Sherry & Carl July 03, 2010

I've made this recipe a bunch and I love it when the cold weather rolls around and I can start making it again. The only changes I make are to cut down on the beans (not a bean lover). I also use stew meat and throw everything in the crockpot for about 8 hours on low. The stew meat just melts in your mouth! Thanks for the recipe!

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jghansen22 January 14, 2010
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