I always read reviews first, but seeing nearly 5 stars I just went for it. MISTAKE. If you read all the positive reviews most have added additions to them, too. We love chilli and are not in any way chilli snobs. I like to try a different recipe each time and usually even the worst recipe is still alright. This was just... odd. The celery was pointless. I didn't really taste it in there, so it was an added step. No tomato sauce made it very watery, more like a beef soup broth instead of the thicker tomato base of most chilis. No onions was just sad. The stewed tomatoes were WAY too big. The small amount of chili powder was very lacking. Picture a bland chili in beef broth with giant tomatoes. I saved it by adding tomato sauce, onions and tons more chili powder. There was an under lying weird taste to it. I'm thinking it was the red wine vinegar or the red wine. It was edible before my additions, but I'd never ever make this again. My chilli loving husband who will eat any kind of chili in a can with a smile tasted this and said it was gross. Yikes!
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I always read reviews first, but seeing nearly 5 stars I just went for it. MISTAKE. If you...