I have to say....I really need to read the novel! This is a good chili...not overly spicy. I used sirloin steak, diced. Like others, I didn't really taste the dill, although I did use it. I used the jalapenos, and didn't seed them so I'd get some heat. Everything else about the recipe I left the same. Wasn't sure about how much lemon juice, so I just added a splash of it. I cooked it a bit longer, and waited to review it until it sat in the refrigerator a day....I was hoping for some increased heat. Technically I'd give this a 4 1/2, but Zaar won't allow that. Thanks for sharing your recipe....love trying other chili recipes!
Wow what a terrific chili. Made as directed, i think the little extras like dill are terrific as are the mix of liquids. I drank a guinness along with it since that was my dark beer.
I had to skip the beer and the wine but it was still delicious. I also skipped the dill because of the previous reviewers comment that it would go unnoticed. I added a bay leaf and some Worcestershire sauce for the missing flavor. My family loved it. Thanks. Made for PAC Spring 09.
This is worthy of 10 stars!!! We just loved it. This has the Wow!!! factor we are always looking for. Boy is this spicy and we love spicy. I did cut the recipe in half, I uses a light beer and used fresh tomatoes. Lemon juice?? I used a splash of it and 1/2 tsp of salt. Dill???? never would have thought to use it in a chili recipe and really didn't taste it so I think you could omit it. The meat was nice and tender. I did drain the last can (s) of kidney beans because the the chili was getting soupy. I guess I should go find the novel. :) Thanks for posting. Made for Spring PAC 2009
I loved this recipe so much that I am now looking for the Novel! Can't wait to curl up on my first free rainy day, by the fire with this book and a hot bowl of the Chili! Thanks for submitting such a wonderful recipe.