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No Tomato Chili Recipe

No Tomato Chili

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"This chili has a great kick to it, and for those of you who don't like chunky tomatoes, this one's for you! (It's great if you like tomatoes too!)"

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Crumble the ground beef into a soup pot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until browned. Drain off the grease, and season with salt to taste. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic; cook and stir for about 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium, and season with Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, cumin and oregano. Cook and stir for another 5 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to low, and stir in the chili sauce, beef broth, kidney beans and cannellini beans. Cover, and simmer for about 35 minutes. Ladle into bowls to serve, and top with shredded Cheddar cheese and jalapeno.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 27, 2009

I am allergic to tomatoes and thought I was doomed to never eat chili again. I was so excited that I found a recipe that lookes and tastes just like regular chili but without the tomatoes. I made the recipe just as described, and wasn't sure what chile sauce was so bought and used "green chile enchilada sauce". The chili was so delicious, and my tomato-loving boyfriend also loved it. He could not tell the difference. This was perfect and I will be saving this recipe for monthly use! Thank you!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 29, 2008

I really didn't like this at all, which makes me sad because I really wanted to! It was just way too tangy for us to eat. Maybe it would be better to us if I just used 1 jar of the chili sauce but it was too bitter. Sorry. :-(

Mar 07, 2007

Wonderful chili recipe! Has a great flavor that is just a tad on the sweet side due to the chili sauce. I won a chili cookoff using this recipe with only one alteration.

Apr 14, 2008

This was a VERY FLAVORFUL chili!! I have tried several recipes from this site and always go back to my own cause my family really likes it. However my daughter really dislikes chunky tomatoes in her chili. I usually puree them in my version. This was the main reason for trying this chili. SO GLAD I DID!! This will be my "other" choice on occasion. The CHILI SAUCE, beef broth and worcheshire sauce make this so special. I only had 2 1/4 pounds of beef so I basically cut back slightly on all the other ingredients. However for the chili powder I started with 2 TBLS, tasted after 20 minutes and added another TBLS. My daughter can't eat it too spicy. After she had 2 helpings and LOVED it, I added 1 MORE TBLS. of chili powder (4 total). The flavor was so smooth with the heat slightly at the end of the bite. I was pleasantly surprised how really good this chili was!

Mar 07, 2007

This recipe prompted me to write my first review ever! It was excellent. I tweaked only slightly - added a little condensed tomato soup and some Old Bay - I didn't add green peppers - it was perfect! Not only did my picky kids enjoy (who hate chunky tomatoes) - I preferred to any other chili I've made as well!

Feb 24, 2007

You can change the name to Award winning No Tomato Chili I just won Best Chili in a chili cookoff with your recipe good job

Jan 17, 2005

i loved your chili because i dont really like tamatoes but i love chili. i think your chili is great!!

Sep 20, 2010

I really did not care for this recipe. It was entirely too sweet. The two bottles of chili sauce were the culprit and completely unnecessary, in my opinion. I spent the entire day adding ingredients to tame down the sweetness, which, unfortunately, was unrecoverable. In summary, if you like the taste of chili sauce, you'll like this recipe. If you like the taste of authentic chili, you might not like this recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 900 kcal
  • 45%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.8 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 190 mg
  • 63%
  • Fat
  • 56.4 g
  • 87%
  • Fiber
  • 10.3 g
  • 41%
  • Protein
  • 56.9 g
  • 114%
  • Sodium
  • 1109 mg
  • 44%

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

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