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This was a little too sweet for my tastes. I think next time I'll decrease the amount of sugar and up the chili powder. I liked the mushrooms in it and the peppers and V8 added some nice flavor.

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stacylu January 27, 2003

Oh I just loved it! I had Venison that I ground up and added to this along with some ground pork. Sweet and spicy!! I just love Crock pot meals!

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Rita~ February 03, 2003

Made this last night for 6 people.
This went over well and I actually used 2 pkgs of Yves Ground Round to make it Vegetarian and no one noticed. This is a very sweet recipe, I used 4 tbsp of brown sugar but it could have used less. Plus I only used 2 jalapeno peppers, non spicy V8 and no Cumin and a little over half of the chili powder and it still had a zing to it. So if you do not like spice, go with less of everything.
Plus, there just seemed to be not enough beans for such a large amount (this makes a very big batch of chili), so I added another 2 cans of beans but then there was too much for the slow cooker, so I transferred it all into a large pot and cooked it on the stove top for a couple of hours.
It came out thick and tasty, I will definitely make this again.

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dianaAgain October 03, 2010

Nice recipe. However I did what others suggested and used less of the brown sugar 3 tbls. I think next time I will use only 1 tbls as it still was sweet, and over powered the spicyness of it. Overall a really good tasting chili and one I will probably make again.

Update: Just made this for the super bowl 2012. I used less brown sugar 2 tbls, and decided to cut the peppers, onion, hot peppers and garlic and put in a container, then in another container mix the other ingredients. Let stand in fridge overnight. This morning I browned the meat with the onion, pepper mix and put all in crockpot. My only addition was to add hot garlic spice to the meat as it browned and in the sauce mixture itself. Just tasted it and it is by far the best chili I have ever had. Love it!

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Chef Nonie39 February 04, 2012

This is my absolute favorite chili recipe! It is spicy, full of flavor and thick. You could add sour cream to it to tame the spice, but why would you want to? Really, if you want a spicy chili full of flavor, that truly is very easy to make.....this is the recipe for you.
I always make the recipe exactly like its written the first time I make it. Then, if I don't like something I will modify it. This recipe was perfect!
The only thing I removed the second time I made it was the mushrooms. I like mushrooms, but I didn't like them in the chili. However, that being said, the original recipe with the mushrooms is incredible!
I didn't have a crockpot big enough for all the chili, so I simmered it for 1 to 2 hours on the stovetop.
This is now my chili recipe, and the only one I will make. :)

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Areesa73 October 06, 2011

This was a great chilli recipe! It is a sweeter chilli everyone that tried it loved it. It makes alot so I will frezz part of it next time. This is a keeper. I used elk hamberger and only 2 lbs and added extera kiddney beans and it was still a very hartie chilli.

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ChOw_TiMe December 15, 2010

I used this recipe for a chili cookoff with friends, and no surprise, we won! I used the minimum amount of sugar, and the maximum recommended amount of jalapeƱo, but this is still a sweet chili. People told me it was a unique, meaty chili...some even asked if there was BBQ sauce in it! Great texture, smells great, and the taste is award winning!

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Bread'n'Butter November 15, 2010

This was absolutely amazing! My family didn't even like chili until now. I like another writer used 2 cans of Rotel/chiles because my family is already familiar with it. I also used regular V8 instead of spicy and no jalepeno . The chili still has a great kick! I think it would have been way too hot for my family with the other ingredients. This chili is like an explosion inside your mouth. This is a keeper!

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southerngirlie November 02, 2010

I have made this several times and love it! I'm not usually a big fan of chili but this stuff rocks! It's got the perfect amount of heat and not too many beans. Actually, I usually add an extra can of beans. Wonderful recipe! Thanks!

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Pismo October 23, 2010

I thought this was the best chili I have ever made. My DH did not like it as much, but I don't really count him because he does like good food.

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chris929a February 08, 2010
Kelly's Chili