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We raked and burned leaves all day Saturday. I made this chili the night before. We had worked up quite an appetite and it really hit the spot. Highly seasoned and very delicious. It makes quite a lot so I froze half for us to have later on. The only ingredient I left out was the browning sauce--not real sure what that is, but the flavor wasn't missing anything.

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ainsleydoll November 24, 2002

This chili is awesome. Best I have ever had. I had my brothers, sister and all their families over so I had a big crowd to feed. This was perfect. Makes lots. Spicy flavor and I set out bowls of chopped onions and shredded cheese for those who wanted to add that on top. Very yummy.

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cydney February 24, 2003

Superb chili recipe. My family raved about it. I used 3 cans of kidney beans because we like a lot of beans in our chili. The seasoning was spicy and full-flavored. Very hearty and robust. This is a good recipe for cooking for the freezer too. Thanks for posting.

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jerri822 January 21, 2003

Very tasty Chili recipe, I made a few changes as I didnt have 3 lbs of ground beef. I used half the amount of beef, the 2 cans of kidney beans, a 300 gram can of tomato puree, a 300 gram jar of salsa, approx 3/4 cup beef stock, only 1 tsp chili powder (we dont like it super hot) and about 1/2 cup of water. And just used the grated cheese for one of the options. This fed 4 happy adults with enough left over for 2 lunches. Mine being one! Will definitely make this again and freeze as suggested (thought Id do a big batch and take it camping) Thanks for posting.

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Evie* October 13, 2002

This is a wonderful chili recipe! I followed your recipe to a t- and it turned out perfect. For anyone that want's to know you can find the browning sauce near the steak sauce in your grocery store; it goes by the name kitchen bouquet and is used alot for gravy and bring the flavor out of meat.

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Sheri-BDB July 25, 2003

I was looking for a good new chili recipe recently and came across this. I thought the ingredients list looked good, portion count was good as I like to freeze it for dinners. I wasn't sure if tomato puree was the same as tomato paste, so I opted to use an 8oz can of paste and a 28oz can of crushed tomatoes as I knew they would complement everything and add some volume. The taste was excellent, not too acidic. I'd never strained beef after browning with onions and bell pepper because the recipe said to and a friend of mine who makes an excellent chili had insisted that it was necessary. I made the one substitution with the puree, I think next time I'll use a 16oz can of paste and the 28oz can of crushed, I'd add more beans, used 3 small cans of kidney but would definitely use a can of black beans with the 3 cans of kidney beans next time. Might add another tsp of garlic powder but that's just personal preference as I we all like garlic, otherwise I know if I followed the recipe without exception, I would have been great anyway. I'll definitely be using this recipe again. I doubt I'll even keep the old recipe as this one's exactly what I look for in a chili.

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pnademoniumwest February 21, 2015

Best ground beef chili ever made, the flavor was excellent!

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michalakrick February 10, 2014

Followed the recipe very carefully. Chili was good, but seemed a little bland for my taste. I'm on the hunt for a nice think, full of flavor type chili. This Chili was good, but no as much flavor as I would like. Any one have any suggestions as to a nice hearty chili with lots and lots of flavor please let me know. I probably won't use this recipe again.

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Kendrick P. July 17, 2015

Great chili! I didn't have bell pepper or celery or browning sauce, but I did put in a tsp of celery seed. Used 2 pounds of ground beef and 3 cans of kidney beans (two dark, one light). Hasn't finished cooking yet, but it's yummy already!!! Great chili and I'm sure my family is going to eat most of it tonight (4 kids, this recipe is great because it makes so much!!).

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randimiller January 04, 2015
Ground Beef Chili