33 Reviews

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

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

My husband requested I make Chili. I?ve never made it before as this is not a well known dish/spice in England. I have promised myself only to use the ingredients I have on hand, no running to the store for extras, so I looked for something fairly basic and easy and found this recipe. I followed it exactly as written. I was very hesitant to add ALL the unfamiliar spices it called for: a table spoon of chili powder and ¾ tsp of ground cumin? It sounded like a lot, so I added them gradually testing and tasting until I reached the full amounts. Yes, I needed them all. I?d never tasted chili before making this recipe and this was very tasty. However, I felt it still needed a little something, so I added a ¼ tsp of crushed red pepper flakes. WOW! That slight tweak pepped up this dish for the two of us, allowing all the complex flavors to burst out. We ate the whole thing in one sitting with bread and butter! Definitely a recipe to hold onto and repeat often. eestilady

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aitacohen October 18, 2015

This was great! Devoured by both of us very quickly!! Love how simple it is, but still lovely and flavourful, this may be our new favourite simple chili. I wouldn't even mind making this mid-week as it's easy to throw together!

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anniesnomsblog August 13, 2015

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

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

There are only 2 of us, so I halved this and used ground turkey. We also like it spicier, so I kept adjusting the chili powder and cumin. This was a last minute idea, so I didn't have a can of diced tomatoes. As a substitution, I used half of a jar of salsa and some additional water. I left it simmering a little too long, and it got a little too thick. Instead of using more water, I added a 12 oz can of tomato juice to thin it out a bit. That probably would not have been an issue had I used the 14 1/2 oz. can of diced tomatoes called for. People are extremely serious about their chili in Texas (cook-offs and all). I'm not that picky and this is a very nice chili that uses common pantry ingredients and is very adjustable. It will probably be my "go to" recipe from now on out. Lucid501, thanks for the recipe!

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Rose is Rose December 01, 2015

Easy to make. I doubled the recipe and I added red chili flakes for more heat. We added to baked potatoes, topped with sour cream, cheddar cheese. Would make again.

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Lori Y. November 01, 2015
Simple Chili