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Loved this chili!!! I read the two other reviews and wondered if something was missing, as I think I saw this show as well. I found a couple of bloggers that posted her recipe for the chili from her actual cookbook. It listed that there are optional ingredients; add a can of diced tomatoes & chilis (rotel was suggested) and a jalapeno - sliced, were the two other ingredients not found on foodnetwork.com. I made 1/2 of the recipe, just the two of us and made a couple of changes. I used 1/2 chipotle chili powder for half of the chili powder and the other 1/2 just regular chili powder, omitted the cayenne pepper because of the chipotle, use all kidney beans (what I had on hand) and did add the optional masa mixed with the water. For me, it made a thinner/soup type of consistency and not too thick for my tastes. Thanks for sharing the recipe and congrats on your win in the football pool!!!

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diner524 October 04, 2012

This was definitely easy, but not quite perfect. I didn't have a problem with the consistency, but we did add quite a bit of water, which isn't mentioned in the ingredients list. It definitely needed more seasoning. It would be good as a burrito filling. Thanks for posting! Made for the Lively Lemon Lovelies, ZWT8.

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Chocolatl August 10, 2012

This gets 5 stars for flavor, but only 3 stars for consistency. As written, with only 8 ounces of tomato sauce, it was way too thick, and I ended up adding another 15-oz can of tomato sauce. I skipped the masa step, because I didn't want to thicken it any more. But the flavor was excellent. Made for Spring 2012 PAC.

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Mikekey April 11, 2012
Simple, Perfect Chili