26 Reviews

I added elbow macaroni for chili mac and it turned out great . I also added more garlic, 1/2 bell pepper, more chili powder, some ground cayenne, seasoning salt. I used only one can of tomatoes since I like my chili a bit on the thicker side. I also used kidney instead of black beans. A HELPFUL HINT, from KittenCal, let sit overnight for the flavors to really soak through. Only mildly spicy, even the 2 year old at the party had some! Very easy dish to make!

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LoydaP June 26, 2010

So easy and so good! I pretty much followed the recipe with a couple of additions: when I sauteed the meat, onion, and garlic, I also added 1/2 of a bell pepper. I also added 2 teaspoons of cumin and a dash of crushed red pepper with the chili powder and salt. We served this with fritos and cheddar cheese. My kids loved it and husband loved it, too.

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Bobbin February 11, 2010

I loved this - perfect for battling the sub-zero temperatures! I added a red bell pepper and a couple of serranos in place of the canned chilies. This is my new favorite chili! Thanks for a great recipe

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MiaSumitra January 16, 2009

Added diced green bell pepper + a little extra hot sauce. Next time put in a little celery or maybe canned corn. Not bad.

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MrScientist September 28, 2008

This was FANTASTIC. I've made this several times already and it is always a hit. Thank you for such a great and EASY recipe. :)

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yanni05 September 15, 2008

I enjoyed this. It was quick and easy. It reminded me of the chili my father used to make.

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JKakes March 09, 2008

Good chili! We do NOT normally eat our chili with beans but are trying to eat healthier! I was shocked that dh actually ate it! It was rather tomatoey for us and we do like lots of spice so it was not hot enough- that is personal preferance. We just added some cayenne to our bowls to adjust. Next time I think we will try this with one can of tomatoes. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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Mama's Kitchen (Hope) November 08, 2007

I'm looking foward to left overs for lunch! This is relativly easy chili to make, and it's quicker than most. Instead of using canned chilies, I choped whole chili pepers (2 oz. instead of 4oz.). Also, I forgot to add the green onions (would have been good), but I did top with a couple of avacado slices.

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Schutte November 03, 2007

We enjoyed this chili. I used ground beef and left out the chilies. Our 8 year old and 5 year old loved it. We pourd it over fritos and topped with cheese and I added some avocado to mine while DH liked sour cream. This was an easy chili to make and I usually have these ingredients on hand wich makes it a great addition to my recipe collection. Thanks for posting this.

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Ilysse April 12, 2007

Great recipe! I made this for my bean-loving DS and added in chili flakes (lots of chili flakes!) increased the garlic to 2 tablespoons and add in some grated cheddar cheese, I strongly suggest to this a day ahead to allow flavors to blend;-) thanks for sharing this great recipe Marg!...Kitten:)

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Kittencal@recipezazz April 04, 2007
Turkey Black Bean Chili