7 Reviews

This was the 1st time I made chili, so I followed the recipe exactly. It was very good and I had some leftover for lunch the next day, plus some for the freezer. I plan to make Left-over Chili Bake(#18046).

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Carolyn Kamberlane October 11, 2002

This is my go-to chili recipe. I use one large onion, diced carrots and a whole med. size green pepper. I up the chili powder to one heaping tablespoon and I add a sliced, seeded jalapeno. I don't add the tequila or bouillon cube and I hate thickening a good recipe with flour and water. I don't rinse the two 19oz. cans of red kidneys so the starch is from the beans thickens the chili. Great to freeze!! Thanks Mike!!

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MizLizE February 06, 2012

I found this recipe about a year ago and have been making this version ever since. It's very flavorful and everyone at works loves it when I bring it for potlucks. Don't cook it too long or you'll loose the freshness of the tomatoes and peppers.

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matorpy February 13, 2006

I pulled this recipe off this site about two years ago and have made it about 20-30 times since. EVERYONE loves it! I add about a tablespoon more chili powder and cumin for a stronger flavor, and use venison instead of beef. It really is fantastic!

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cathleenlynch1 December 15, 2005

We all really love chili, and this was a simple but good one. I increased the chilli powder to 2 tablespoons as mine is quite mild. I don't like flour as a thickener to finish a dish, so I just dumped in all the water at the start then allowed the sauce to simmer and reduce until it was the right consistency for us. I didn't use the tequila.

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JustJanS March 28, 2005

This is Excellent, loved it! I followed it exactly except until I got to the garlic and found out I was out of fresh so I had to use dry minced garlic, but it still turned out great! Thanks Michael..

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Sheri-BDB May 08, 2003

very good recipe

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Charles Kokolskyj August 30, 2001
Mike's Fantastic Chili Con Carne With Beans