I generally LIKE my chili a bit on the mild side, but this recipe was a bit too bland, even for me. It was edible, but it definitely needed crackers, fritos, cheese... something to give it a boost of flavor. And the flavor of cumin was so strong, even mixed in with all the other ingredients. I'm generally not a huge fan of that spice, so next time I make chili I'll cut the cumin in half or omit altogether. In order to "save" the rest of the batch, I added a small can of tomato sauce, a red pepper, some more garlic, and a little basil. That seemed to give it a kick. Now I'll more than likely eat the rest of it. Whereas before, I most likely would've thrown it out or let it go bad. I give it 3 stars because like I said, it was edible. I could've eaten it even without any crackers, but boy it would've been bland. And by the way - you're better off just using plain old tomato sauce, through and through. It's more flavorful than the soup. Campbell's just wants to put their name behind a chili recipe to get people to buy their soup, that's all. (haha)
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I generally LIKE my chili a bit on the mild side, but this recipe was a bit too bland, even...