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    Four Alarm Chili

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    1 hr 10 mins

    10 mins

    1 hr

    Red Hot Chili Peppers's Note:

    Everyone has their own chili recipe or a variation of someone else's. Heck, there are probably already TWO on this site that could be just like this one. I have been making this chili for more than 25 years. The ingredients have been tweaked here and there over the years until I found just the right flavor and this is it! All I know is when I make a pot of this chili, there are never any leftovers. Like any recipe, if you leave out or change an ingredient, it doesn't come out the same way. Try it this way, then go ahead and create your own version. If you like your chili really hot, instead of hot sauce use Hotter 'n' Heck Hot Sauce. But most of all just ENJOY IT!

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    Serves: 8


    6ounce ...

    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Lightly oil the bottom of a 3-quart pot with olive oil and lightly sauté the onions, peppers and garlic. Do not brown.
    2. 2
      Add the ground sirloin and brown. Do not drain off fat; this adds to flavor of the chili.
    3. 3
      Mix all the dry ingredients and the hot sauce in the warm water and stir until well dissolved.
    4. 4
      Pour this seasoned water mixture into the meat, peppers, garlic and onions.
    5. 5
      Add the beans and the tomatoes and green chilies.
    6. 6
      Mix to blend all items. Bring to a gentle boil.
    7. 7
      Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring occasionally.
    8. 8
      Serve with bread or crackers.
    9. 9
      *** If you want your chilli a bit more spiceier try adding a couple diced up habanerro peppers seeds and all.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 07, 2004


      THIS IS THE BEST CHILI I have ever tasted!! It has a great taste and the aroma just fills the kitchen when you are letting it simmer. Though I am not a big fan of the hot peppers I did try it using only 2 of the habanero peppers with the green bell peppers. Thanks Red for a great bowl(s) of chili.

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    • on June 03, 2004


      This was by far the best chili I ever made! I brought it to work to share with others but there was only one brave person that would try it. Will definitely make it again - adding less habenaros. It was a little too hot for me and my family.

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    • on May 09, 2004


      A great combination of chili ingredients but I'm pepper coward so I used 1/2 of all the peppers listed and that was just right for me.

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    Nutritional Facts for Four Alarm Chili

    Serving Size: 1 (301 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 299.7
    Calories from Fat 168
    Total Fat 18.6 g
    Saturated Fat 7.1 g
    Cholesterol 75.9 mg
    Sodium 426.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
    Sugars 1.9 g
    Protein 23.7 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    chili starter

    italian seasoning

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