"Ground beef, a tomato base, pinto beans, and a variety of spices are combined to make a fiery hot chili that is perfect for a cold winter's day. The key to the heat is in the cayenne pepper so adjust to your individual taste. Double the recipe to make a crowd pleasing addition to your next football watching party. Serve with some shredded Cheddar cheese and fresh chopped onion, if desired.
" — Slingblade
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onion, finely chopped
lean ground beef
1 (8 ounce) can
1 (14.5 ounce) can
2 1/2 cups
ground black pepper
dried Mexican oregano
3 (15 ounce) cans
pinto beans, drained
My family loved this chili. I did make a couple of changes. I used beef broth instead of water, and added an additional 1/2 tsp of cumin. The pinto beans I used were fresh (not from a can)which I think made a huge difference. I also added a diced green bell pepper. Topped with cheddar cheese and served with cornbread. Will definitely use this one again :)
I tried this recipe and it was good but only after I added several things. It was originally way too spicy to enjoy.
I am the original poster of this recipe. This is an update. I don't use tomato sauce or white sugar any more. Also, I took a previous reviewer's suggestion and now use a bit more meat and just a cup and a half of water.
This was really simple to make, and tastes really good. If you own a juicer I suggest subbing carrot juice (or whatever juice you want) for the water (I used 1.5 cups of carrot juice). I didn't use any sugar and it tasted fine to me. I also added a red bell pepper, which I thought was a really nice addition.
I have made this chili for a number of people, and have gotten rave reviews every time! It's delicious, and very easy -- a weekly staple in my house! A few suggestions - use a bit more meat (3 lbs) to make it a more substantial meal. I also only add about 3/4 to 1 cup of water rather than the 2.5 called for.
This is my favorite chili recipe I've found on this site! I always add other ingredients as I love to experiment and can eat chili all year 'round. But it's our favorite in the winter. I use cinnamon as opposed to white sugar to sweeten it and fresh tomatoes instead of canned. I also add jalapeno and habanero peppers to taste. The addition of real bacon can also be a kicker! Excellent recipe. Thank-you
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 190
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