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Jamaican Me Crazy Chili Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Jamaican Me Crazy Chili

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"A Caribbean twist to a great winter-time dish! Sure to get the sinuses flowing!! This can be prepared without meat - just omit the steps with ground beef. Serve this dish by itself or over a bowl of basmati rice."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Place ground round in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside.
  2. Coat a large Dutch oven with cooking spray, and place over medium-high heat. When pan is hot, cook the onion and garlic in olive oil until the onion is tender. Add the yellow pepper, and cook until tender. Season with cumin, paprika, chile powder, sugar, salt, and cloves. Stir in the stewed tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans, and cannellini beans. Pour in water to cover. Bring to a boil, then stir in the meat and tomato paste. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in the vinegar and serve hot topped with fresh cilantro.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 19, 2007

Look no further for a chili recipe - this is the best! Be sure to use hot paprika because it makes this dish. I add a little extra spice by measuring a heaping tablespoon each of chili powder, cumin, and hot paprika. We also prefer one large onion and one medium yellow pepper. I now also add 1-2 tsp of jalapenos for an extra, tasty kick. We like it spicy! Leave out the extra sugar if you want it less sweet.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 08, 2009

This was a good base chili, 'But' The ground Clove was so very stong it was about all we could taste


79 Ratings

Dec 27, 2003

YUM!!! I mde this for my husands work, double the recipe and they licked my crockpot clean in about 20 minutes! I took the advice of other reviewers and added jalapenos and serano peppers, slow cooked for about 8 hours and modesty went out the window....the best chili I ever tasted! Thanks!

Sep 15, 2005

This was fantastic! I made it for a party, and I used vegetarian soy crumbles instead of meat. I fooled all the carnivores at the party!

Jan 05, 2004

Receipe tasted just like regular chili, except this was sweeter, which was a minus. If it had a little less sweet and a little more hot (cayenne pepper) this would be great!

Dec 01, 2005

I hated chili until I found this recipe. Don't change a thing, it's great the way it is. I have made this chili several times since I found it and it always turns out great. Also it is not a really spicy chili. Thanks so much!! :-)

Apr 26, 2005

This is one our favorite chili recipes! I love the balsamic vinegar in it. It's different but oh, so good! I do tend to like more beans then meat so I usually throw in and extra can of beans (whichever I'm in the mood for) and reduce the amount of hamburger. But, that's my personal prefernce and the recipe reallly is worth every star as it is written.

Aug 29, 2002

This chili is really good, although it definitely needed spicing up! I added a minced habanero pepper, which gave it the needed zip. I also used texturized vegetable protein instead of ground beef to get the same texture as meat chili without all the saturated fat. I'll make this one again!


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  • Calories
  • 225 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 8.1 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 5.7 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 16.3 g
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 551 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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