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I have made this twice now using both 99/1 ground turkey breast and 96/4 lean ground beef and both have been fabulous. Whether right off the stove or re-heated the next day, this is GOOD EAT'IN! Being from Texas, both my husband and I are pretty critical when it comes to chili recipes. Here are some changes/substitutions that I did make: doubled the garlic, substituted canola for vegetable, used half of a large jalapeno, used onion powder rather than salt, and substituted agave nectar for honey. For the beer, I used 1/2 bottle of Shiner Bock Bohemian Black Lager....very tasty chili and will be using it many times in the future. Thanks for sharing!

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LKAFraz October 19, 2009

Made this chili last night and OMG, this is so good! I changed very little, as I added a bit more jalapeno peppers, used less ground beef, used all beer for the water, added a can of Rotel tomatoes, omitted the honey, added 2 cans of Kidney beans (this house needs beans in their chili), and topped with sour cream & sharp cheddar cheese. The smell as it simmered made our stomachs growl! This was one of the best chili's I've had, and will be definitely be used from now on. My boyfriend had two huge helpings at dinner and in the middle of the night had another helping of it.

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Debala January 17, 2010

Great Chili! The blend of favors were wonderful. It was made minus the jalapeno - it somehow didn't make it in the shopping bag, and I only used a few of the pepper flakes because I was worried about the heat for the kids. I used 2- 14oz cans of tomatoes and added 4 cans of kidney beans - I have to have the beans! I love sour cream on my chili and left it off because I wanted to enjoy the full taste of the chili. Excellent recipe.

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DDW December 26, 2003

I thought this was a very good straightforward chili recipe, but I did make the following changes:

~reduced the amount of ground beef (used extra lean grass-fed) to 2.5 lbs. from 4 lbs. -- trust me -- it was plenty beefy and thick
~reduced the amount of chili powder to 1/4 cup from 1/2 cup
~omitted the honey
~omitted the Tobasco
~increased the diced tomatoes to 28 oz. can from 14.5 oz.
~added two 15 oz. cans of dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

Even with almost halving the amount of ground beef, this made a big pot of chili -- more than enough to serve 8 people at a Super Bowl party. It was a hit -- very popular with kids and adults alike.

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Sun Lee February 04, 2013

VERY good chilli. Makes TONS... Only alteration I made was to double the amount of stewed tomatoes, and used chipotle Tabasco instead of reg. (adds a smokey hot flavor) and used 2 15oz cans of kidney beans.
Instructions were off on prep and cook time as it took me almost 2 hours of prep time due to the time to saute the peppers and onions and the time to brown the meat added to all the dicing and measuring of everything.
Also, I don't know about the person who made this, but here in San Diego CA, there is no 8oz cans of tomato paste (6oz available), or 16oz cans of stewed tomatoes (14.5oz). I used 1 6oz paste, and 2 14.5oz stewed.

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Fellfrosch September 19, 2011

This is my first and only time making chili because I am so picky when it comes to how its made but this will be in my cookbook for the rest of my life!! I added extra spice and chili style beans (kidney and pinto beans) by heinz (2 cans as I made a lot) I also added a can of unsweetened and unsalted corn which added a nice look, texture and flavor. This chili is all around I think a good recipe for anyone who likes it, it's very easy to adjust and build off of and has really great combinations of flavors....I thought that it was going to be too much chili powder when I looked at the recipe but I followed it and it turned out fantastic! Thank you for sharing Kim127 I'd give you ten stars if I could!

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ceilidh8421 October 23, 2010

This was absolutely wonderful. While cooking the smell filled my house and we almost couldn't wait until it had simmered the full time. The flavors were absolutely wonderful and I followed the direction to the T except I upped the hot stuff and left out the beans. Great recipe.

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~Nimz~ October 11, 2003

What goes perfect with football on a fall day? Chili of course! But when your family consists of a vegetarian, someone who doesn't eat beans and someone who can't eat spicy food, chili that everyone likes isn't exactly easy. I made this using veggie grounds, fresh diced tomatoes from the garden instead of a can of crushed. I didn't have half a cup of chili powder so I threw in what I had. The result? A chili the entire family enjoyed! I didn't think it was possible, but it was. Woo Hoo!

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whtbxrmom October 11, 2015

This chili is GREAT! Followed the recipe except I added the whole bottle of beer (Dos XX Amber) and a little more chili powder and jalapenos (we like it spicy!). Everyone raved that this was the best chili ever!!!

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Kathey Krueger October 01, 2013

This chili is great. I subbed 2 lbs of italian sausage for the ground beed, left out the jalepeno pepper, and used a whole can of bud light instead of the 2/3 C of dark beer. I also only used 2 garlic cloves and only 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder. A lot of these changes were just because I used the ingredients and amounts I had on hand. Also, I accidentally threw the meat in with the veggies before the veggies were cooked. It all turned out great anyways! My family loved it and I will be making this recipe again!

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lauraemaus October 20, 2012
My Favorite Chili