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Had success with this recipe! The name drew me in, but the combination of ingredients and the results will bring me back to this one. The only substitution I made was a can of fat-free refried beans in place of the cannellini beans, I figured it would thicken the whole mixture (it did). Thanks!
This was great. I made it for a small dinner party and they all liked it a lot. I subbed butternut squash small dice for the yellow pepper and after simmering, I added more salt, some oregano and a liberal teaspoon full of granulated garlic. The flavors are great! Next time I'll add more minced garlic in the beginning. Thanks for the keeper!
this chili is awsome! i used hot paprika and mexican chili powder but found it needed some tobasco for my taste. i also increased the salt to 3tsps kosher and a 1/4 cup of miced garlic (this is a big dish). when i added the cloves the smell was so strong i was afraid i ruined the dish because i don't like cinnamon and meat but it blended in nicely and accentuates the natural and added sugars in the dish. the final addition of balsamic vinegar creates a wonderful mild sweet and sour flavor. if you don't add the balsamic vinegar you will be making just another chili (so don't bother).
A big fan of chili and this one is terrific. Ended up adding just 1 pound of lean ground beef into the pot - just a personal preference about the ratio of meat and beans. Ended up adding a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and a pinch of allspice to boost that island flavor. The balsamic vinegar was a really nice addition and set this apart from typical chilis.
I made this on a snow day here in Texas. I was able to make a delicious chili with what I had on hand. I made a few adjustments. I used one can of rotel and one can of diced tomatoes instead of two cans diced tomatoes, I used 1/2 tablespoons of cumin, istead of onefull tablespoon. I used the black beans as suggested, but instead of kidney and cannellini, I used a can of kernal corn and great northern beans, and I only had green bell peppers to use instead of red or yellow. It was delicious. Also, I ommitted the vinegar as my husband is not a big fan of vinegar. With some cornbread on the side this was a delicious meal, a little spicy, but not too heavy. Basically the seasonings taste great and what beans you use are just personal preference.