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I made this exactly as written except I used extra lean ground turkey. It lived up to it's name - it was def. a simple chili. It was tasty as well. Thanks for posting.

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"mom of girls" July 29, 2012

Super yummy served over Frito's!
I didn't have onion, but did have French Onion soup which I added to the recipe. My girls loved it!!

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Momma3ddd April 04, 2012

I was looking for a simple chili recipe and this one was perfect. I added a can of Rotel but otherwise kept it close to the original recipe. The boys loved it. Great Friday night meal!

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lisaland January 04, 2013

I made this on 6/25/10 for mine and SO's dinner. I wanted to be sure that there was enough for leftovers so it was made as follows, 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef was browned with 3/4 th cup of chopped sweet onion. Also used 2 14 1/2 ounce cans of fired roasted diced tomatoes with garlic. I used 10 ounces of tomato sauce, 1 1/2 Tablespoon of chili powder, 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, and S & P to taste. The chili was simmered for about an hour, then 2 cans of kidney beans were drained, rinsed, then added. Then it was simmered for about 10 to 15 minutes more. The taste was very good, and I can see where this basic recipe has alot of possibilities to make to suit your families needs. This will be made again. Thank you for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) "

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Chef shapeweaver � June 26, 2010

I'm not a big chili fan, but I LOVE this recipe. For additional calories, a dollop of sour cream is delicious. As leftovers, I put it on nacho chips with cheese, etc., then melt in oven. Oh my god it's amazing! I like that you can use all natural, healthy ingredients in the recipe.

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cmpoland September 16, 2008

Loved this recipe! It was spicy, warm, and delicious. All around, a perfect bowl of chili! I would definitely recommend it. :)

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Lady_Alicia February 07, 2015

Good basic milder chili that most all chili likers will eat. It can be easily modified to suit your tastes. I usually double the recipe, add less beans and less meat that the recipe calls for. Also, I add one tsp. sugar and a couple squirts of ketchup to get rid of the acidity taste of the tomato. In our region, chili is is served more as a soup and this recipe can be thinned with beef broth to get the correct thickness. Thanks for posting.

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Mountainbaby January 30, 2015

This is just what we wanted - a good flavored, straight-forward chili. So easy to prepare, and my son loved it - win/win! The only change I made was to sub for the 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes. I used the same sized can of tomato sauce (plus the 8 oz already in the recipe). My son doesn't like any identifiable tomato bits in anything :) This is now our go-to chili recipe. Thanks!

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Connie K January 07, 2015

Perfect! I have been looking for a recipe like my dad used to make and this was perfect! <br/><br/>I made a triple serving of this (12 servings instead of 4), so keep that in mind. I followed the recipe to the T except that I only included 2/3 of the amount of kidney beans called for, and I also include 1 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper and 1 diced jalapeno pepper.<br/><br/>Gave it a bit more spice and a LOT of flavor. Recipe was perfect in flavor, but I may roll back the amount of diced tomatoes to 2/3 of what is called for.

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AlyRuth May 24, 2014

GREAT! Made it twice. Added 2 jalapona. Sliced lengthwise and seeded per pound of beef. Sub zesty chili diced tomatoes and green chili diced tomatoes. Added green and/or red pepper, 1/2 pepper per pound beef. Served with Cheddar cheese n sour cream - a must. First time no leftovers. Second time doubled, served 5 and have 1small bowl leftover. Family loved this do much made it twice in 4days. A keeper.

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rafdleze May 05, 2014
Simple Chili