The Ultimate Chili

The Ultimate Chili

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"Easy recipe with little preparation time. This can also be made with ground turkey, and it tastes even better the next day!"
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6 h 20 m servings 414 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 414 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 11 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 49.5g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 28.4 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 1015 mg
  • 41%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook ground beef until evenly browned. Drain off grease, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. In a slow cooker, combine the cooked beef, kidney beans, tomatoes, celery, red bell pepper, and red wine vinegar. Season with chili powder, cumin, parsley, basil and Worcestershire sauce. Stir to distribute ingredients evenly.
  3. Cook on High for 6 hours, or on Low for 8 hours. Pour in the wine during the last 2 hours.


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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.


  1. 398 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Very good Chili! Unfortunately, it was missing the "kick" my husband I love. So, I added the following ingredients and if you like it spicy try adding these: 2T Garlic Powder, 1T Cayenne Pepp...

Most helpful critical review

Wasn't a big fan of this one, and I have made more than a few batches of chili in my day. I think the red wine vinegar was not a good addition and that this recipe could benefit from some more s...

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Very good Chili! Unfortunately, it was missing the "kick" my husband I love. So, I added the following ingredients and if you like it spicy try adding these: 2T Garlic Powder, 1T Cayenne Pepp...

I have been using this chili recipe for a year now, and it's been accidentally tweaked (I was too lazy to write this down and my printer was out of ink and I lost the original copy I had printed...

The wine is what makes this so outstanding. I have made this several times and I thought I just have to let my fellow cookers know how good this is. I added onions, minced garlic and a small c...

With some additions, this is a nice chili. I HAD to have onion in my chili so sauteed, on the stovetop, 1-1/2 onions (what I had on hand), and added it to the mixture. Also added cayenne pepper...

I have learned from making chili recipes off this site that I do not care for the taste of red wine vinegar - to tangy for chili - personal preference - depends on what kind of chili you like - ...

I knew this chili was going to be good because it has cumin in it. That ingredient, in my opinion, is a must for good chili (the basil also added a little something extra). I do not think more m...

My first time making chili! Thanks for the easy recipe, the flavor was fantastic. The only changes I made was 1 can kidney beans, 1 can black bean, 1 can pinto beans, just to mix it up. The t...

I added extra chili powder and cumin, as well as a half can of beer and this recipe was wonderful! a definite keeper. I made it in a crock pot and it was nice to come home to the aroma!

This chili was fantastic! To bring down the 'heat' a bit I cut the chili powder to 1 tablespoon and added one can tomato paste for more density. Best chili I ever had and so EASY to prepare. ...

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