Recipe by Carol Hammond
"Not for the faint of heart. This hearty chili strives to excite all the taste buds. Each bite is at first sweet, and then 'blossoms' into a slow burn that begs for the next bite. Use coarsely sliced jalapeno, so that the less adventuresome can easily identify and scoop them out. Serve with fresh grated sharp process white Cheddar and warm garlic bread. Serve leftovers on hot dogs - yes, beans and all."
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onion, coarsely chopped
red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
jalapeno peppers, seeded and sliced
1 (15 ounce) can
1 (28 ounce) can
1 (40 ounce) can
kidney beans, drained
coarse ground black pepper
ground beef chuck
salt to taste
2 (12 ounce) bottles
beer (such as Heineken®), or as needed
This chili definitely delivers! It is the perfect texture and the perfect blend of sweet and spicy! Made just as is and enjoyed bowl after bowl. I found myself looking forward to getting hungry again just so I could eat another bowl!
Definitely needs some editing. Beans have no places in chili, and that is way too much maple syrup (and that's a Vermonter's opinion). Add a bit yes, but not that much...
Tried to recipe. I really like it, and so do my coworkers (well, maybe because I am their boss). I like the fact this is a sweet approach to chili. However I only used 1/2 syrup. I also love to kick but will definitely add more jalapeno peppers next time.
I have been using this recipe for 2 years now and it is still a huge hit at my house! My husband LOVES this chilli and I have also made it for my mom and stepdad who were also fans. I omit the peppers (but that is just my personal taste). I think the maple syrup is the secret awesome ingredient in this chili. I will never make another chili again. This is by far my favorite and you wont be sorry trying it. Thanks for the great recipe :)
I made some adjustments to this recipe, but nothing so drastic as to change the integrity of the recipe. First I cut the recipe in half for a 2-person household. Had a can of chili beans instead of kidney beans; used a can of tomatoes with chilis; yellow pepper instead of red. After noting the amount of maple syrup to be added, I knew it would not go over well at our house, no one cares for a sweet soup, so I only used 1/4 cup of syrup. For our personal taste, I had to add a good amount of chili powder and a few dashes of cayenne pepper to compensate for the sweet.
2 beers and some maple syrup really change the chili game here! I loved this. Based on what I had, little more than 3lbs beef and only 30oz of kidney beans, I thought the consistency was perfect. I think any more than that and it would have been too chunky. This wasn't spicy in anyway and I did the full two jalapenos. Just a nice sweet and rich chili that holds well as a leftover.
Very good chili. I can't handle much heat, so I used poblano peppers instead of jalapeno and halved the chili powder and it was perfect for me. I also only used 2 lbs of ground beef to save $ and it was more than enough meat.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Carol's Vermont Chili
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 741
** Calories from Fat: 289
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