22 Reviews

this is pure comfort food, and is very similat to the way i make mine, so of course we loved it. i used freh chopped onions and 2 jalapenos, seeded and diced. i also used chipolte chili powder, 3 tbsp, nicely spicy. delicious, easy and dinner in an hr and a half start it up and relax, i stirred every 20 minutes or so

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chia April 14, 2003

I have so many different chili recipes I use (it's one of my all-time favorite meals) and I came across this and decided to try it after seeing the delicious looking photos of it! I made it for husband and I last week and we both LOVED IT!!! I did make a few small changes - but left "basic" recipe as is. I used 1.5 lbs of beef because that's what I had in my fridge (rather than 2 lbs), I pureed my can of diced tomatos in my food chopper as hubby doesn't like chunks of tomato and I added 1/2 green pepper (diced) to the chili because I like to get some veggies somewhere in my meals! I also let it simmer for MUCH longer (almost 4 hours) to "merry" all of the tastes more.... it was SO perfect and will definitely make it again. We added a bit of grated mexican cheese on the top... and had garlic sticks on the side! We had it for leftovers the next day (lunch) and it was even BETTER!! Yum!!!!!

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ErikaNY July 16, 2006

I made one small change, adding fresh onion in lieu of dried. This came together easily and is very tasty. This may be my fall-back go-to recipe from now on. Thanks PanNan - this isn't the first of your recipes that I've thoroughly enjoyed.

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Southern Lady December 08, 2013

I made this for my family for dinner, due to having 4 young children I quadrupled the cummin and only added 1/2 TB of chilli powder. I only used half the beef (and less water) and real onions. So good with sour cream, rice and corn chips. Left overs are going into puff pastrty with some grated cheese for "Chilli pasties". Next time I am going to add some grated some carrots and zucchini and hide the veggies from my kids. Made for ZWT8, The Fearless Red Dragons

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cookingpompom August 03, 2012

This was good and easy to make. I did make some changes though. I used beef broth instead of water and cut out the cayenne pepper. I also cut the chili powder down to two tablespoons and only used 1/2 teaspoon of salt. I also used black beans and white kidney beans. Ths was good the day I made it but even better the next day.

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bmcnichol January 17, 2012

This was one of the first recipes i ever got from Zaar, and can't believe i never rated it. My whole family eats this without complaints. I'm going to adapt it and throw it in the crockpot next week...which makes it even better.

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ashdoes March 30, 2010

This was a very delicious base recipe: I substituted 1 guiness plus 150ml. of water instead of 2 cups water, added 2 tsp sugar, 2 cans spicy diced tomatoes, mushrooms, yellow, orange pepper & celery. Awesome meal!

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nicole.squires August 11, 2009

I like to do a mix of kidney and pinto beans, but delicious wither way.

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design*girl March 08, 2009

I think this was the best chili I've ever had. Although I had to alter it a bit for 'the fussy' man (he likes it very thick). I used 1 can of sauce, omitted the water, used about a cup of fresh onions instead of dried, added a cup of green peppers, used fresh minced garlic and threw it all in the crock pot on high for about 5-6 hrs. I thought it was just the perfect amount of heat but I think next time I will cut down just a bit on the cayene & chili powder per 'his' preferences. But, I now have finally found my chili recipe and will look no further!! Thanks PanNan!

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Sherie717 September 21, 2006
Nan's Chili