33 Reviews

At the last minute, I grabbed this chili recipe for a chili cook-off at work. I made it exactly as directed. It was easy peasy! Everybody loved it and out of 14 entries, it got the 2nd most votes. People said it was very good and spicy, but not obnoxiously hot. I'm going to make a pot for the family this weekend. Good stuff!

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houseworkisevil June 14, 2013

Excellent chili. I omit oregano. Very good, whle family loves it!!!!

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chattybee74 December 11, 2010

This is by far one of the best chili recipes I've found. I opted out of using the bacon and added a habenero for a little extra kick. For a little healthier option, I'll substitute half ground turkey for the beef.

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kawe September 07, 2010

Wow, GOOD and SPICY stuff! My husband loves this! I used what I had on hand--so used ground turkey (in place of beef), and chicken broth (in place of beef broth), and this turned out super good! Loved the bacon in this! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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groovey blonde July 01, 2010

Loved this recipe!!! I couldn't add the 2 chopped onions because I ran out of room in the crock pot, this recipe most certainly feeds more than 8 people! I added onion powder instead and didn't puree the tomatoes (was lazy) and just chopped them, this chili was a huge hit!!!!!! Thanks for posting!

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cajun chef in Louisiana January 11, 2010

this is a damn good chili there is no changing this recipe the seasoning and ingredients are perfect VERY GOOD CHILI award wining quality

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bmiene November 22, 2009

My husband loves this recipe just as is - but it's too spicy for me! I scale down the spicy stuff but only a tad. Love the flavor!

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EveryoneLovesaSpringer November 17, 2009

Everyone loved this chili! Mine turned out a bit watery I'm guessing due to a lack of tomato paste, so I might use diced tom's next time instead of crushed. But the flavor was kick butt!

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Melia Ski November 06, 2009

Being a Texan this what I expected. Good hot chili. True Texas chili does not have the beans, so I omitted them. I also subbed some good ole chipolte peppers for some of the cayenne pepper. Very nice flavor!

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CaptJoe November 03, 2009

This was really yummy. I cut all the spices & jalapeno in half and still won "spiciest chili" at my church chili cook off. I used Sweet Italian turkey sausage, (about 2.5 lbs.) in stead of ground beef and it added a really nice flavor. Great recipe, I'll make it again!

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mandave November 02, 2009
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