Ultimate Chili

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by Skooch

Made chili one day and realized I didn't have the right tomatoes nor the tomato paste that the recipe called for so substituted with peeled plum tomatoes and Rotel tomatoes. It turned out to be the best chili I ever made. If you like it extra hot, use Rotel Hot tomatoes.

Top Review by PaulaG

This is a great recipe. The end product is nice and hearty. The seasoning was perfect. I served shredded cheddar on the side for sprinkling over the steaming bowls of chili. Made for *PAC September 2007*

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; add onions and garlic, cook 5 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink.
  3. Add the next 7 ingredients (the seasonings) and cook 4 minutes.
  4. Add undrained plum tomatoes (crushing with the back of a wooden spoon), and the undrained Rotel tomatoes.
  5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about 1 hour or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add kidney beans and cook an additional 10 minutes.

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